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
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation

SHIFT: Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts Award

SHIFT - Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts program supports artist and community-driven projects that are focused on engaging communities and the public to address community issues; build upon community cultural assets; and partner with organizations to develop and present the work.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to independent Native artists or Native artist collectives working in the disciplines of dance/choreography, fiction/poetry writing, film/video, multi-disciplinary arts, music, performance art, theater and screenplay writing, traditional arts or 2D + 3D visual arts. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, demonstrate US-based residency, and be an enrolled member or citizen of a federally-recognized or state-recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native corporation, or of Native Hawaiian ancestry. Applicants will be asked to provide documentation of their Native citizenship or ancestry in the application.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
3 / 14 / 2023

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Opportunity
Second Shift Studios

Second Shift Studios Open for Applications

Second Shift Studio Space of Saint Paul offers rent-free non-living studio space to artists and creatives who are marginalized due to their gender identity. We award four residencies each year. The application consists of a few short questions about yourself and your practice, and asks for a PDF of work samples.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Our program is for artists creatives and curators who are marginalized as a result of their gender identity who are over the age of 21.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
2 / 19 / 2023

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Opportunity
Arizona Theatre Company

National Latine Playwrights Award

Submissions for the 2023 National Latine Playwrights Award have been extended through March 1, 2023. Latine playwrights residing in the United States, its territories, or Mexico are encouraged to submit scripts for the award. Each script will be read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of theatre artists; finalists will be judged by ATC artistic staff.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to Latine playwrights writing on any subject. Plays must be unproduced and not currently under option.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
3 / 1 / 2023

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