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
The Bechdel Group (New York | NY)

Fall 2019 Workshop Series: Seeking scripts in progress

We accept new plays and screenplays, scripts in development, partial scripts, drafts - anything in progress. Our readings are designed to provide an opportunity to further script development, so we're excited about work that is not yet 'complete'. Our aim is provide an informal, festive, safe space to hear your work and get feedback from actors, directors, dramaturgs, and theater lovers. We typically feature 20 - 35 pages (roughly a half hour) of a script. Your script must pass the Bechdel Test.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights. The organization cannot provide funding for travel to NYC.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
5 / 31 / 2019

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Opportunity
Theatre Travels (Sydney | Australia)

Seeking One-Acts (30-90min), Plays with Music or Musicals.

We welcome emerging and professional writers to submit their scripts. Please note, we only accept final drafts that are ready for production.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
3 / 30 / 2019

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Opportunity
Madlab Theatre (Columbus | OH)

Accepting full-length submissions

We are only accepting 500 submissions with a maximum of 2 plays per playwright. Plays should have a run time no shorter than 70 minutes and no longer than 2 hours 15 minutes. We are currently not accepting Children’s Theatre pieces, One Act Collections or Musicals. MadLab currently pays playwrights $200 up front and 10% of ticket sales payable after close of show.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
5 / 13 / 2019

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