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
Texas State University

Black and Latino Playwrights Conference 2016

The Black and Latino Playwrights Conference celebrates the voices of Black and Latino playwrights by workshopping new plays in collaboration with professional directors, actors, and university students.
Restrictions: 
Black and Latino playwrights
Submission Method: 
Hard copy
Deadline: 
3 / 15 / 2016

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Opportunity
Lark Play Development Center

2016-17 Van Lier New Voices Fellowship

The Van Lier New Voices Fellowship is designed to help address the lack of inclusion of early career playwrights of color in the theater field. During a year-long residency, Fellows will work on multiple artistic projects through an individually-tailored program of Lark development opportunities, and form relationships with other theatermakers at various career stages from all parts of the world.
Restrictions: 
Playwrights of color under 30
Submission Method: 
Email
Hard copy
Deadline: 
4 / 1 / 2016

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Opportunity
The Dramatists Guild of America

Dramatists Guild Fellows Program

Bringing together playwrights, composers, and lyricists, the Fellows program provides a unique opportunity for emerging writers to gain professional experience and work with accomplished dramatists.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
4 / 29 / 2016

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