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
Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts (Westcliffe | CO)

Ten-Minute Play Competition

A panel of jurors from the local and regional theater community reviews submissions and selects, anonymously, the winning plays, which then will be produced by the WCPA’s Jones Theater on Friday, September 20, and Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Cast members will be drawn from the local actors’ group, the Westcliffe Center Players, and directors will be chosen to mount the plays. Plays are limited to 4 characters or less, and can be set-up and struck within 5 minutes or less.
Fee: 
$10 to submit
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Hard copy
Deadline: 
6 / 11 / 2019

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Opportunity
Otherworld Theatre Company (Chicago | IL)

PARAGON Science Fiction and Fantasy Short-Play Festival

PARAGON is a short-play festival dedicated to furthering Otherworld's mission of growing the genre of Science Fiction and Fantasy Theatre. Please submit original works 5 – 60 minutes in length. Multiple submissions allowed.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email

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Opportunity
Dark Unicorn Productions (Sussex | UK)

Accepting full-length submissions

Following its inaugural production in Eastbourne in February, Dark Unicorn Productions have now opened their doors to writers worldwide to submit new works for stage to them for consideration for a future production relationship around the company's other work on revivals of major plays, which have something to say to contemporary audiences. Minimum of 60 minutes in length; no more than five cast members.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
6 / 30 / 2019

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