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
Green Curtain Theatre (London | ENG | UK)

One act plays for 2019 Festival of New Irish Plays

Green Curtain Theatre are looking for one-act plays of 60 to 90 minutes and maximum 4 actors that explore the theme of ‘breaking away’ with reference to the lives and experience of the Irish in multi-cultural Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This experience can be contemporary or historical, serious or comic. All the plays will be judged anonymously so everyone has the same chance. The judges will be looking for work that says something about the experience of Irish women or men living in Britain. The competition is open to everyone who is Irish or part of the Irish Diaspora, no matter your age or level of education who is resident in the UK. 
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to everyone who is Irish or part of the Irish Diaspora, regardless of age or level of education. Must be UK resident.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
2 / 27 / 2019

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Opportunity
Christopher Newport University (Newport News | VA)

Christopher Newport University's College of Arts and Humanities seeks 60-minute scripts

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Norfolk State University, seeks 60-minute scripts for the forthcoming conference on the Global Status of Women and Girls to be held at CNU, March 21-23, 2019. The script will be presented as a staged reading followed by a response which includes the playwright as well as two additional scholar/artists who can speak to the themes of the work.
Fee: 
No fee to apply. Note that no travel or housing assistance is available at this time.
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
11 / 30 / 2018

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Opportunity
Shorts @ the Canal (London | UK)

The Twilight Hour

Inviting all writers to submit a play no longer than 15-minutes for "The Twilight Hour" season 2. The show will be based on The Twilight Zone TV series to be performed at the award-winning Canal Cafe Theatre a renowned comedy and theatre venue in London. A selection process will follow and if your play is chosen, it will be assigned to an emerging director. Play will then be rehearsed and then staged for 4 nights - Dates 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th November. An excellent opportunity for writers to see their work come to life in front of an audience.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
10 / 6 / 2018

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