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
Trustus Theatre (Columbia | SC)

Trustus Playwrights' Festival

Trustus Theatre seeks full-length, non-musical plays for its annual playwrights' festival. Winning playwright will receive a $700 prize, travel, and lodging for preview and opening night.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
3 / 31 / 2020

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Opportunity
Shawnee Playhouse (Shawnee on Delaware | PA)

Shawnee Playhouse seeking original plays

Playwrights are encouraged to submit their original works! Each year, Worthington Players will produce and perform the original work(s) of a playwright(s), chosen by our Executive Committee from among submissions received in our open contest and read before a live audience.
Fee: 
$25 for Full-Length - $15 for One-Act and Short Plays (***Submission fee will be waived if playwright submits hard copies of play, with a copy for each reader/character and the Host/Director.***)
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Hard copy
Deadline: 
3 / 31 / 2020

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Opportunity
Scripps Ranch Theatre (San Diego | CA)

Out On A Limb

Scripps Ranch Theatre’s “Out On A Limb” new play festival is seeking for 10 minute plays (must be finish work, no treatments or drafts). A small honorarium will be paid to each playwright that has their play produced by SRT.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights - play must be about San Diego
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
4 / 6 / 2020

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