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
Acadiana Repertory Theatre (Lafayette | LA)

2018 Season Submissions

Acadiana Rep is seeking submissions in consideration of its 2018 season. We are Louisiana's only all new works theatre company and seek playwrights interested in working hand in hand with us to further develop their work. Playwrights will be responsible for travel expenses should they choose to join us for any part of the process.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Playwrights will be responsible for travel expenses should they choose to join us for any part of the process.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
7 / 1 / 2017

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Opportunity
2nd Act Players (Evanston | IL)

Playwriting Contest

Submit your short play for an opportunity to have a staged reading performed by the 2nd Act Players this September! Entries should be from emerging authors and deal with 2nd Acts in people’s lives.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to playwrights living in the Chicago area (preferably in the northern suburbs). No musicals, children’s plays, adaptations of works not in the public domain, and no plays involving nudity of any kind.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
5 / 30 / 2017

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Opportunity
The Playwrights Realm (New York | NY)

The Scratchpad Series accepting applications

The Scratchpad Series seeks early career playwrights from all across the country to receive a one week developmental reading of their play; professional collaborators, such as a director, cast, and The Realm’s artistic staff; and facilitated travel and housing (if the playwright is based outside of New York City).
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Playwrights must be "early career".
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
7 / 16 / 2017

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