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.

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Opportunities

Opportunity
William Inge Center for the Arts

36th Annual William Inge Theater Festival calls for plays

The William Inge Theater Festival and Conference seeks submissions of new one-act plays by playwrights who are attending the Festival, April 19-22, 2017, and wish to participate in the New Play Lab. In honor of our 36th year, 36 plays will be chosen for presentation.
Fee: 
$75 registration fee upon acceptance
Restrictions: 
Hard copy submissions are not permitted; Title page must not have any identifying information; One-act scripts only; Plays that have received an Equity production, plays for young audiences, and musicals cannot be submitted; Selected playwrights must make a non-refundable conference registration deposit of $75 to secure their spot
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
1 / 31 / 2017

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Opportunity
Jewish Ensemble Theatre

JETFest

Jewish Ensemble Theatre is now accepting submissions for their 2017 JETFest: The Seymour J. & Ethel S. Frank Festival of New Plays. Selected plays or musicals that include Jewish themes and social action will receive a table reading and four finalists will receive a $500 honorarium.
Fee: 
$15
Restrictions: 
Fee will be waived, with hard copy submissions only, for members of the Dramatists Guild and submissions by legitimate literary agents; Playwrights must be over the age of 18 to apply; Cast size of fewer than 7 actors preferred; Travel expenses are not included; Produced plays are not permitted
Submission Method: 
Email
Hard copy
Deadline: 
5 / 31 / 2017

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Opportunity
Celtic Calling

2017 Celtic Calling play contest seeking plays

Celtic Calling is now accepting submissions for the production of original plays, vignettes, or one-acts with a Celtic theme. Plays are not to exceed one hour.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Playwrights are not required to attend the festival and there are no travel stipends offered
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
12 / 31 / 2016

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