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
Emerald Theatre Company (Memphis | TN)

10 Minute Play Festival: A picture is worth a thousand words

Emerald Theatre Company: 5th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival This years theme: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words. Interpretation of theme is at the playwrights' discretion.
Fee: 
$10
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Hard copy
Deadline: 
5 / 30 / 2020

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Opportunity
Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito | CA)

Artist in Residence

The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 50 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living stipends. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community on campus.
Fee: 
$25 early bird fee if application is submitted by May 29th, $45 fee for standard application fee when submitted by June 26th
Restrictions: 
Open to all.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
6 / 26 / 2020
5 / 22 / 2020

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Opportunity
Valhalla Tahoe (South Lake Tahoe | CA)

WordWave One-Act Competition

The Valhalla Art, Music & Theatre Festival is a unique celebration of music, theatre and the visual arts. The festival is set against the magnificent backdrop of Lake Tahoe and the Tallac Historic Site. WordWave hosts an annual one-act play writing competition opening in spring and running through summer that culminates in a winners’ event in September. Three submissions will be selected each year as the winners-each winner will receive a $500 cash prize and a 2-night stay in South Lake Tahoe to see their work directed and produced as a staged reading at the historic Valhalla Boathouse Theatre. Manuscripts must have a running time of no more than 60 minutes and writers can enter multiple works. Plays must be written within the last five years.
Fee: 
There is a $25 submission fee for each entry paid via Paypal.
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights in the U.S.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
5 / 22 / 2020

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