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
The Orchard Project (New York | NY)

2019 Episodic Lab: Initial Applications (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

10 day long accelerator program (June 14 - June 24, 2019 in Saratoga Springs, NY) uniting 6-8 artists with invited professionals from the episodic field. The Orchard Project Episodic Lab will invite 6-8 writers to bring a draft pilot and leave with a pilot and show bible. Accommodations, and meals for up all participants are covered. Beyond the application fee, there is no fee to participate. There are also travel allowances from all artists to travel to Saratoga Springs.
Fee: 
$40 to submit
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
1 / 22 / 2019

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Opportunity
The Literal Challenge

28 Plays Later - A Writing Challenge

Sign up for the 28 Plays Later play writing challenge by the 28th of January, and receive a writing brief every day for the month of February. You will have 36 hours to write a play in response to each brief. At the end of February, you will have 28 new plays to take wherever you want! Join an active community of writers, wannabe writers and newbies through creative challenges. Over the last four Februarys, we’ve run four ‘28 Plays Later’ projects, inspiring the writing of 19,524 plays!
Fee: 
23.45
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Online
Deadline: 
1 / 28 / 2019

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Opportunity
University of California San Diego (San Diego | CA)

The Dr. Floyd Gaffney Playwriting Competition 2019

The University of California San Diego’s Theatre and Dance Department seeks from all enrolled undergraduate students submissions of previously unproduced, unpublished scripts highlighting African American experience in contemporary or historical terms. Adaptations from books and other forms not allowed. A $1000 honorarium will be awarded to the winning playwright.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to enrolled undergraduate students with submissions of previously unproduced, unpublished scripts highlighting African American experience in contemporary or historical terms.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
4 / 12 / 2019

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