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
Primary Stages | New York NY

Echoes Writers Group

Echoes Writers Group at Primary Stages is a year-long, educational program focused on finding, nurturing, and amplifying the voices of women, non-binary and gender non-conforming artists. Echoes will be a place for writers to find, develop and amplify their voice in a supportive and creative community that grows together. Led by the artistic team at Primary Stages, the group is comprised of 10 writers who are just starting to discover their voice and build their craft, particularly those who are interested in learning about the art of playwriting. Examples of potential members may include a high school graduate just starting to discover the joy of writing, a mother who put her craft on hold to raise children, or a retiree who is just getting back to their art.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Writers Group at Primary Stages is a year-long, educational program focused on finding, nurturing, and amplifying the voices of women, non-binary and gender non-conforming artists. We are looking for people who love to write but have not had the chance to fully explore their passion in a professional or academic setting. Women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming writers have faced many barriers to pursuing and developing their writing, and this is meant to be a safe and inclusive space that will offer mentorship, support, and community to those who are seeking to develop their voice. Whether you've stepped away from your writing and wish to reinvest in your passion, want to expand the scope of your writing, are discovering a new creative interest, or anything in between, we’re looking for undeveloped and undiscovered voices who need room to grow.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
8 / 16 / 2021

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Opportunity
Jewish Plays Project

11th Annual National Jewish Playwriting Contest

The Jewish Playwriting Contest seeks to discover, highlight, and nurture contemporary Jewish drama by engaging with artistic and Jewish communities throughout the United States. Since 2011, the Project has received and vetted 1,500 plays by 990 writers in 32 states and 9 countries, and actively developed 50 of those plays, of which 30 have gone on to production in cities across the globe, including New York, London, and Tel Aviv, playing for more than 30,000 audience members.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Full length plays and musicals with significant, 21st Century Jewish Content. U.S. Citizens/permanent residents, International (non-U.S.) playwrights
Deadline: 
8 / 15 / 2021

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Opportunity
Culture Project

Womxn Center Stage

Culture Project, New York’s premier home for socially conscious theater, is now accepting submissions for Women Center Stage, October 2021. WCS is a festival of live performances that supports and promotes the work of artists who identify as womxn, at any stage of their careers. As part of WCS, your piece will be presented during the two-week long festival of original work, full-length pieces from CP’s Off-Broadway season, workshops, panels, and classes.
Fee: 
None
Restrictions: 
WCS is a festival of live performances that supports and promotes the work of artists who identify as womxn, at any stage of their careers. U.S. Citizens/permanent residents, International (non-U.S.) playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
7 / 21 / 2021

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