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
North Park Vaudeville (San Diego | CA)

16th Annual North Park Playwright Festival

Our goal in building the North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe was to provide a small theater to produce new, untested plays. The festival provides a platform for brand new, short (ten minute), plays written by playwrights from around the world. We invite interested playwrights to submit work to the festival.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all U.S./International playwrights
Submission Method: 
Hard copy
Deadline: 
6 / 30 / 2018

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Opportunity
Capital Stage (Sacramento | CA)

Script Submissions for Playwrights' Revolution

As Sacramento’s leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created the PLAYWRIGHTS’ REVOLUTION. This series of staged readings seeks to identify and develop exciting new plays and playwrights. These new works are brought to theatrical life through a series of staged readings performed by professional actors in Capital Stage’s intimate theatre. Capital Stage invites audiences to take part in the new play development process by attending readings and participating in post-reading discussion.
Fee: 
no fee.
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Hard copy
Deadline: 
2 / 28 / 2018

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Opportunity
Artists' Exchange (Cranston | RI)

Call for Submissions: One Act Play Festival

Since 2006, Artists’ Exchange has hosted the One Act Play Festival for the entertainment and enjoyment of the Cranston community. Short plays are submitted from local, regional, and national playwrights and then selected for performance by a panel of directors/actors. Casts feature community actors of all abilities ranging in sex, age, and experience levels. This year marks the 13th annual year and aims to showcase new works by emerging and established playwrights. Seeking original short plays (10-15 minutes in length). Comedic, absurd, dramatic, satirical, farcical, musical, etc. all welcome for review. Works for actors of all ages (children -- seniors) and abilities are strongly encouraged.
Fee: 
no fee.
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Hard copy
Deadline: 
4 / 14 / 2018

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