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
Lake Region Arts Council

LARC Artist Quick Start Grant

LRAC is accepting Artist Quick Start grant applications from individuals living in the LRAC nine county region. The purpose is to fund activities & projects that advances the artist’s career. Six $750 grants will be awarded. LRAC Artist Quick Start Grant will fund training, production or presentation, supplies, equipment, services, and travel or living expenses. The Artist Quick Start Grant applications will be ranked and awarded based on: Artistic Merit, Professional Growth, and Evidence of Serious Commitment.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Must be resident of the Lake Region of Minnesota for a minimum of six months ( includes the nine counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin).; must be 18 years or older; Can not have received a LRAC Artist Quick Start Grant within the previous 12 months; Can not have received a LRAC Career Development grant within the previous 3 years; Can not have had a LRAC Fellowship grant within the previous 5 years
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
8 / 2 / 2016

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Opportunity
Vermont Actors' Repertory Theatre

11th Annual Nor'Eastern Play Writing Contest

This is the eleventh year of premiered staged readings of three winning one-act plays in showcase at the Brick Box Theatre housed in the beautiful Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland, Vermont. Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre is in its Twelfth season. The Nor’Eastern Contest winners will receive an intense day and a half’s work on each play, and two evenings of Showcasing as well as three nights lodging. The Nor’Eastern Showcase rehearsal and performance dates for this year will be May 18, 19 & 20, 2016. First, each script goes through a rigorous screening process with panels of readers. The scripts with the highest scores are submitted to a second panel, and then the finalists are read by a single reader who selects the three scripts to be showcased.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Winners asked to attend 3 day festival; travel is at your own cost; only residents of Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania.
Submission Method: 
Hard copy
Deadline: 
11 / 15 / 2016

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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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