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
Drip Action Theatre Company (Arundel | UK)

Drip Action Theatre Trail 2022 seeks one-act plays

After having to cancel in 2000 and 2001, for all too well-known unhappy reasons, The Arundel Festival Theatre Trail, conceived and presented by Drip Action Theatre Company, will be in its twentyfirst year. To recap, or for new readers, it performs at the end of August, during each of the Festival’s eight days, eight short plays at eight different venues all over Arundel – previously, for example, in the Town Hall, a community centre, a restaurant and the Arundel Football Club An audience of over 2,000 came to see the eight 2019 Theatre Trail plays. The Trail is firmly established as one of the major components in the Festival and is a great showcase for both new and established writers, from the UK and beyond.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Hard copy
Deadline: 
1 / 31 / 2021

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Opportunity
Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College (Hanover | NH)

Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College

The arts have always had strong creative connections to the sciences, including computational science. Acting as gadfly for the good, provocateur and satirist when the sciences overreach, but also far-seeing prophets of scientific potential. The arts are among the areas that computational sciences has transformed, not only through its impact on modes of production of artwork, but also as a formative influence on its themes and motivations, notably in the fields of speculative fiction as well as the dramatic arts. To that end, the Neukom Institute is proud to announce this prize for creative work in the arts. Full-length plays and other full length works for theater addressing the question “What does it mean to be a human in a computerized world?”
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
2 / 1 / 2021

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Opportunity
Mine 4 God Productions (Columbus | OH)

10TH COLUMBUS BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL seeks one-act plays and monologues

Mine 4 God Productions (M4GP) is now accepting creative works that say something in words that speak truth and heals souls when spoken out loud. The 2022 theme for our 10thAnnual Columbus Black Theatre Festival (CBTF) is “Speaking Truth That Heals.” We are accepting monologues and one-act plays that have diversity, inclusion, and equity of Black and Brown characters for our 10th Annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival (CBTF) that will be held July 8th-10th2022, at The Columbus Performing Arts Center and July 16th-17th 2022, at The Abbey Theatre of Dublin, Ohio. Submission dates are December 1, 2021, to January 31, 2022.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
12 / 2 / 2021

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