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
Premiere Stages

The Liberty Live Commission

Every two years Premiere Stages commissions a new writer to create an original play focusing on a part of New Jersey's storied history, develop it over the course of two years, and ultimately perform it at the Liberty Hall Museum with an Equity cast. The Liberty Live commission is open to applications from any writer currently residing in New Jersey. Premiere Stages is committed to supporting a diverse group of writers, and playwrights of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels are encouraged to apply.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
New Jersey residents only
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
9 / 19 / 2016

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Opportunity
HBMG Foundation

National Winter Playwrights Retreat

The HBMG Foundation and Creede Repertory Theatre (CRT) are welcoming writers to their community in Colorado for the 3rd National Winters Playwrights Retreat.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Playwrights will need to pay for their own transportation costs.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
11 / 1 / 2016

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Opportunity

Antaeus Theatre Play Submission

The Antaeus Theatre Company accepts full-length scripts that have been adapted from classical literature and/or new works with a keen sense of language and enduring themes that might be loosely termed "classical." The plays may come from a broad range of styles generally taking inspiration from the Classical tradition.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Playwrights must have at least one professional credit ( play produced by a company which uses equity actors).
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
8 / 31 / 2016

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