Play Submission Opportunities

For years, busy playwrights have relied on the Playwrights’ Center for our extensive, robust, continually updated collection of playwriting opportunities. This database of opportunities is updated almost every day and contains information on contests, theaters looking for scripts, publication opportunities, fellowships, and more.

The opportunities board is a benefit of Playwrights’ Center membership. If you want access to hundreds of opportunities like the ones you see below—as well as a host of other benefits—become a member today!

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Opportunities

Opportunity
Topanga Actors Company (Topanga | California)

Topanga Actors Company 10 Minute Play Festival

We are open to submissions for up to twelve plays of roughly ten minutes each. Submissions are open to everyone but plays should be aimed at an English-speaking audience. Unpublished plays only--any theme, any genre, except musicals. Our selected playwrights will receive a staged reading of their play, a $50 honorarium, an enthusiastic credit in our festival program and appropriate local publicity. If you live in our area we look forward to meeting you personally. The festival will be September 28 and September 29, 2019 at the Topanga Public Library.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
7 / 20 / 2019

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Opportunity
The Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation (New York | NY)

DVRF Playwrights Program

The Playwrights Program is an annual opportunity intended to help new and compelling full-length plays come to the attention of the greater public. Each year DVRF selects one previously unproduced play to receive an intensive development in New York City. This period is structured in dialogue with the playwright to best accommodate their needs and artistic goals for the piece. The program culminates in presentations to invited audiences featuring producers, directors, and other industry professionals. Playwright must be able to attend 1-2 week intensive development in NYC in March/April 2020; playwrights cannot be compensated for time taken to participate/travel costs.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Playwrights must be residents of the United States and at least 18 years of age.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
6 / 24 / 2019

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Opportunity
Lesley University (Cambridge | MA)

Low-Residency Creative Writing MFA in Stage & Screen at Lesley University

Write in the heart of writing...Get your Low-Residency Creative Writing MFA in Stage & Screen at Lesley University.  Lesley University is accepting applications for their 2020 Spring semester (residency in January).  Deadline is November 1st, 2019.  
Fee: 
No fee to apply
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
11 / 1 / 2019

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