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
Arch 468 (London | UK)

Arch 468 Hope Prize 2021

We are offering £10,000 commission for a new play written from a perspective of hope that can be produced in both the live and digital realms.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to playwrights in the U.K.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
3 / 29 / 2021

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Opportunity
Cincinnati LAB Theatre (Cincinnati | OH)

NEW WORKS FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS 2021

Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s 2021 New Works Festival Play Submissions are now open! It is our hope that we will be able to produce theatre in-person in July of 2021, but if we are still unable to do so due to COVID-19 we will hold our New Works Festival completely remote again to protect the health and safety of our artists as well as our patrons.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
3 / 31 / 2021

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Opportunity
Shawnee Playhouse (Shawnee on Delaware | PA)

2022 Season Submissions

Submissions are new being accepted for the 2022 Season at Shawnee Playhouse! Each year, Worthington Players produce and perform the original work(s) of a playwright(s). Plays will be read over the summer of 2021 and the winners will be produced in 2022.
Fee: 
$25 for Full Length; $15 for One Act/Short Play
Restrictions: 
Open to playwrights local to Shawnee on Delaware and surrounding area.
Submission Method: 
Email
Hard copy
Deadline: 
3 / 31 / 2021

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