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Theater Name / Festival Name Play Lengths Accepted Play Genre(s) Accepted Submission Deadline State, City Additional Info
MadLab 5-30 mins Open to all playwrights. 10/1/14 Columbus, Ohio Prize: $50
Everyday Inferno Theatre Co. n/a Seeking playwrights and writers interested in contributing to a collaborative project based on the legend of the pirate Alvida. 10/1/14 New York City, New York n/a
Noosa Arts Theatre 30-45 mins International (i.e. US) submissions ok. No restrictions on subject matter, theme or style. 10/1/14 Noosa Heads, Queensland Fee: $40AUS
Prize: $3,000AUS
Jewish Women’s Theatre One Act Theme: He Saidí¢â‚¬¦She Said – plays about food, family and fooling around. Previous productions ok. 10/1/14 Los Angeles, California n/a
Castillo Theatre Any length Seeks imaginative politically progressive plays. 10/1/14 New York City, New York n/a
Playwrights Foundation 60-120 pages Open to North American playwrights. Must be in residence 7/15/15 – 8/2/15 for retreat & festival period. 10/1/14 San Francisco, California Fee: $20. Prize: $500 + travel & housing.
Three Cat Productions Full Length Playwrights who currently live in the Chicago area. 10/1/14 Chicago, Illinois Fee: $15
The Navigators Full Length or 10-min play Plays must have Science Fiction themes. Reading series in Iowa City IA, Chicago IL, and Buffalo, NY. 10/1/14 See Left n/a
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10/1/14 Pasadena, California n/a
Theater 10/1/14 New York City, New York No Fee
Theater 10/1/14 Brooklyn, New York n/a
Theater 10/1/14 New York City, New York See left.
Festival 10/1/14 New York City, New York n/a
Ucross Residency Full Length 3.5 month residency. Open to writers including playwrights. Applicants must exhibit professional standing in their field. í‚  . 10/1/14 Ucross, Wyoming Fee: $40.í‚  (Residency: Free)
Jewish Plays Project Full Length Open to artists of all backgrounds. Seeks plays that deal with contemporary Jewish themes. Prize is a “workshop production.” 10/9/14 New York City, New York No Fee
Theatre Southwest max 10 minutes “It is our goal that every artist leaves each production with some added knowledge, insight, or fine tuning of his talent. “ 10/10/14 Houston, Texas No Fee
Prize: $100
Write Angles Max 45 mins International submissions ok. Categories: Comedy, Drama, and Young Playwright. Staged reading. Can submit 45 minute extract. 10/10/14 Southend-on-Sea, Essex Fee: í‚£5. Prize: í‚£250
The Space Any The only restriction is that the work must be performed by one performer. 10/10/14 London n/a
Camino Real Playhouse 10 min play Submitted plays can be on any subject. 10/15/14 San Juan Capistrano, California Fee: $10; “Cash prize”
FirstStage 30 mins max Open to all writers. Plays may be any genre. 10/15/14 Los Angeles, California Fee: $15; “Cash prize”
Acadia University 30 mins max Worldwide submissions ok. 10/15/14 Wolfville, Nova Scotia n/a
Lourdes Univ Drama Society 8 -15 mins No restrictions on genre or theme. Fee waived for Dramatist Guild members. 10/15/14 Sylvania, Ohio Fee: $5
Prize: $250
The Lark Play Development Center Full length 1-week development residency, including rehearsal time and public staged reading. 10/15/14 New York City, New York n/a
Ensemble Studio Theatre max 40 pages Seeks scripts which have not been reviewed in New York. 10/15/14 New York City, New York n/a
Playwrights First Full Length Seeking imagination & originality; intriguing/moving characters, & compelling action revealing the human í‚  condition. Prize & possibly a staged reading. 10/15/14 New York City, New York $1,000 prize
Great Plains Theatre Conf Full-Length and One-Act Week-long conference, with a staged reading. 10/15/14 Omaha, Nebraska Fee: $10. Prize: $500, travel & room/board
Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Full Length, One Act Month long development residency, culminating in staged reading. 10/17/14 Waterford, Connecticut Fee: $35
Hobo Junction Prods 7-10 pages Works that focus on themes, traditions, and festivities associated with Christmas. 10/18/14 Chicago, Illinois Prize: $100
The Riant Theatre 15 – 30 mins Playwright must produce. Accepts drama, comedy and musicals. 10/30/14 New York City, New York Prize: $1,500
Bloomington Playwrights Project 75-135 mins Musicals ok. Fee waived for Dramatist Guild (DG) members. 10/31/14 Bloomington, Indiana Fee: $10
Prize: $1,000
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10/31/14 Alexandria, Virginia Fee: $20
Prize: $350
Theater 10/31/14 Cincinnati, Ohio n/a
Playwriting Contest 10/31/14 Chicago, Illinois Fee: $45 (waived for DG members); Prize: $400
Theater 10/31/14 Washington, D.C. n/a
Community Theater 10/31/14 Herndon, Virginia n/a
Theater 10/31/14 New York City, New York n/a
Playwriting Competition 10/31/14 Chicago, Illinois n/a
Dayton Playhouse Full Length Fee waived for Dramatist Guild members. 10/31/14 Dayton, Ohio Fee: $20
Prize: $1,000 + travel