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
Wagner College Department of Performing Arts

The Stanley Drama Award

The Stanley Drama Award was established in 1957 by Staten Island philanthropist Alma Guyon Timolat Stanley and endowed through the Stanley-Timolat Foundation to encourage and support aspiring playwrights. The national Stanley Award competition is administered by the Wagner College Theatre program, listed for the last decade among the top five college theater programs in the country in the Princeton Review’s annual Best Colleges Guide. The award carries with it a monetary prize of $2,000 along with the distinction of joining the illustrious list of past Stanley Award winners.
Fee: 
30
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights who have not preciously received the award, specifically seeking new and unproduced plays. Only one submission per playwright and the manuscript and payment must be sent in the mail to Wagner College
Submission Method: 
Hard copy
Deadline: 
10 / 31 / 2022

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Opportunity
The Brick (Brooklyn | NY)

Interrobang: New Work Festival 2023

A short-play festival seeking submissions for performance in Brooklyn in April, 2023.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights, however they will not be establishing creative teams, so playwrights should plan to be in-person (in NYC) for the duration of the process.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
10 / 31 / 2022

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Opportunity
Weathervane Playhouse (Akron | OH)

8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest Submission 2023

A 10-minute play festival in Akron, OH in which all plays feature a pre-selected prop. Selected playwrights will receive full productions of their plays, as well as the following award amounts: First Place: $500, Second Place: $350, Third Place: $250, Five Runners Up: $100/each.
Fee: 
$10
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights ages 18+
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
10 / 15 / 2022

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