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 Storefront Theatre

We Like Short-Shorts: A Festival of 10-Minute Plays

Plays selected from submissions will be presented as concert readings on March 4 and 5, 2017. There will be one first place winner who will receive $100. There will be one second place winner who will receive $50. 6 to 8 honorable mentions will be selected for the readings.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
No published plays, no musicals, no plays requiring children or teenagers in the cast. Plays should be intended for a general audience.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
7 / 31 / 2016

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Opportunity
Proscenium Theatre Journal

Proscenium Journal Fifth Issue

Proscenium Journal, a free literary journal for publishing plays, is accepting submissions for its fifth issue.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
8 / 20 / 2016

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Opportunity
Man Question

2016 New Masculinities Festival: Call for Proposals

We are seeking performances of all kinds that passionately and curiously investigate how expectations of masculinity impact people’s lives, both positively and negatively, overtly and unexpectedly. We seek pieces that have the potential to perturb the viewer to experience the world in a new way.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to people of all genders and sexualities. Pieces are typically 10-15 minutes long.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
7 / 24 / 2016

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