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.

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Opportunities

Opportunity
Capital Fringe (Washington | DC)

2019 Fringe Curated Series: Requests for Proposals

Capital Fringe is commissioning proposals for productions that explore forgiveness, time and trust through storytelling, text, movement, music, etc. Proposals can be contemporary, classical, whimsical or abstract; it does not need to be tied to any specific narrative, culture or story. Capital Fringe wants to continue to connect exploratory artists with adventurous audiences and we feel you can help us do so! Final productions must be 30 - 75 minutes in length and are encouraged to be fluid, creative and innovative. Up to four selected works ranging from theatre to dance will be fully developed and presented in repertory, receiving 5 - 7 performances during the Capital Fringe Festival, July 2019 in Washington, DC at Arena Stage, the Mead Center for American Theater. All selected participants in the project are paid.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Any artist based in the continental US are able to apply.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
1 / 2 / 2019

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Opportunity
The Depot for New Play Readings (Hampton | CT)

Submissions open

In 2015 the Depot for New Play Readings opened as a gathering place for theater lovers who wish to stay abreast of trends in theater today. The group meets to read and discuss new work in a former train station outbuilding in Hampton, a rural village in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner. Interested in reading or having your play read? Contact us!
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
1 / 31 / 2019

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Opportunity
Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival (New York | NY)

2019 OOB Festival: Accepting short plays submissions

The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB) is the nation’s leading short play festival. The Festival offers a prize of publication and licensing for six short plays in the notable OFF OFF BROADWAY FESTIVAL PLAYS series. Festival week starts with four nights of performance sessions that are presented in front of a judging panel comprised of professionals representing various parts of the theatre industry. During the Finals, the Festival staff will watch the final 10 to 12 plays and select six authors to be a published in the Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival series, which is published and licensed by Samuel French, Inc. The author is responsible for securing a producing company (or self-producing) their work in the event that the work is selected as a Festival participant.
Fee: 
$10 to submit
Restrictions: 
Playwrights previously published by Samuel French, Inc. or their subsidiary Baker’s Plays are not eligible for submission. This includes winners of previous Samuel French Festivals.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
12 / 13 / 2018

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