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
The Slants Foundation (Brentwood | TN)

The Troublemaker Scholarship

The troublemaker scholarship exists to help support unconventional approaches so addressing social issues using art and activism. Financial assistance, promotion, and mentorship is provided to the recipient. This includes up to $1,500 in cash in addition to in-kind support valued at thousands of dollars.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights identifying as Asian Pacific Islander (API)
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
1 / 31 / 2020

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Opportunity
The Village Playwrights (New York | NY)

Love is Queer

The Village Playwrights is seeking submissions for Love Is Queer, staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Valentine's Day on Monday, February 10, 2020 from 7 to 9 pm at St. Johns Church, 81 Christopher, NYC.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights based in Metro New York
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
1 / 17 / 2020

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Opportunity
Unidentified Stages (South Orange | NJ)

10 minute plays and monologues readings

Unidentified Stages is a new group of thespians working to help the theater scene grow in the New Jersey area. We are seeking 10-minute plays along with short scenes or monologues.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
1 / 3 / 2020

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