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
William Inge Center for the Arts (Independence | KS)

2019 Inge Festival New Play Lab

The William Inge Theater Festival is seeking 10-minute and one-act plays (no more than 30 minutes) for its 4th annual New Play Lab during the 38th annual festival May 23 - 25, 2019 in Independence, KS. Selected playwrights will receive a professional public staged reading of their play, feedback on their script from national theater artists, exclusive playwriting masterclasses with the festival playwright honoree Octavio Solis and a Dramatists Guild Fund Traveling Master playwright, as well as full-access to all public and private festival events. If chosen, playwrights are expected to attend the festival in-person ($175 registration fee). Each playwright is responsible for their own travel and lodging needs. Subsidized housing and complementary transportation to and from the airport is available upon request.
Fee: 
No fee to apply; festival registration fee ($175) if chosen
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
11 / 22 / 2018

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Opportunity
Tofte Lake Center (Ely | MN)

Individual Artist and Group/Organizational Residencies

For both individual artists and groups or organizations looking for space and time to connect, create, and reflect together in community and in nature. Tofte Lake Center is family-friendly. Artists in residence are welcome to bring their families when space allows and when agreed upon in advance. 2019 Individual Artist Residency Weeks Available: June 24-30, September 9-15, September 23-29.
Fee: 
No fee to submit; lodging ranges from $800-1200/week
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights, including those with families
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
11 / 30 / 2018

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Opportunity
Tofte Lake Center (Ely | MN)

Gaia Fenna Memorial Fellowship

The weeklong Gaia Fenna Fellowship is offered to Minnesota artists whose creative process is inspired by nature and experiencing the outdoors. In 2019, this will be the week of September 16 - 22.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to Minnesota playwrights only
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
11 / 30 / 2018

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