The following 10 theaters and playwriting contests are looking specifically for plays by female playwrights, or featuring strong women characters.
|Name||Length||Nature of Opportunity||Deadline||Location|
|23 Miles South||Full Length, One Act||Plays that focus on female or other marginalized people as main characters and a primarily female cast.||Year Round||Homewood, Illinois|
|Ma’at Production Association of Afrikan Centered Theatre||Full Length||Original plays by African American and African Diaspora playwrights. Female identified playwrights strongly encouraged to submit.||Year Round||Chicago|
|M. T. Pockets Theatre Company||Full Length||New works that promote women and minorities in the arts.||Year Round||Morgantown, West Virginia|
|New Georges||Full Length||Women playwrights at least partly based in NYC. Weird-ish, unusual, structurally innovative plays or plays that relate to the audience in a nontraditional way.||Year Round||NYC|
|Nora’s Playhouse: The Nora Salon NYC||Any length||Women playwrights in the NYC area. The play must centrally feature women’s stories and perspectives. Finished pieces and works-in-progress ok.||Year Round||NYC|
|Nora’s Playhouse: Nora’s Salon South||Any length||Women playwrights in the Southeastern US. The play must centrally feature women’s stories and perspectives. Finished pieces and works-in-progress ok.||Year Round||Montgomery, Alabama|
|Party Claw Productions||Short, One Act, Full Length||Plays written by women, folks of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.||Year Round||NYC|
|Rivendell Theatre Ensemble||Any length||Plays that feature women in primary roles and take on issues that profoundly affect women’s lives. No musicals or very short plays.||Year Round||Chicago|
|The Pulp Stage||Any length||Science fiction, fantasy or suspense. Extra points for scripts with more roles for women!||Year Round||Portland, Oregon|
|Athena Project: Plays In Progress Series||Full Length||Playwright must be a woman. Only previously unproduced plays are eligible. Scripts with prior workshops, readings or academic productions are accepted.||4/15/21||Denver, Colorado|
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