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
Spicy Witch Productions (New York | NY)

Spicy Witch Seeks Writer-in-Residence

Spicy Witch Productions seeks an emerging playwright to be our 2019 Writer-in-Residence. The SWP Writer-in-Residence Program supports the work of an emerging playwright. Throughout the course of our 2018-2019 season, the playwright will work with SWP on an adaptation of a classical text, chosen collaboratively by the company and the playwright. Ideal candidates should be inspired by our mission to create theater that explores themes of gender and identity and to support female and non-binary artists. ​
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to female-identifying and non-binary playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
6 / 1 / 2018

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Opportunity
The Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation (New York | NY)

DVRF Playwrights' Program

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018/19 Playwrights Program. Accepted applicants' plays will receive intensive development in New York, with workshops and performances.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Playwrights must be able to attend a 1-2 week workshop and presentation in March/April 2019
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
6 / 11 / 2018

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Opportunity
Simpson College (Indianola | IA)

Theatre Simpson Short Play Festival

Theatre Simpson is sponsoring a new playwriting contest. We are looking for new short plays with a focus on Interfaith and Religious Diversity for our Festival of Short Plays 2019.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
8 / 15 / 2018

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