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
Nightswimming (Toronto | Canada)

Competition for Canadian playwrights born in 1995

5×25 is an unprecedented national competition launching the careers of emerging playwrights, composers, choreographers and creators who were born in the year that Nightswimmming Theatre was founded: 1995. It’s a 5-year creative project started in 2015, in which we seek out proposals from artists born in 1995, then commission one annually until 2020.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Canadian playwrights, choreographers, composers or performance creators born in 1995.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
11 / 30 / 2018

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Opportunity
Great River School (St Paul | MN)

One Act for Twin Cities Middle School

Great River Montessori is seeking one act plays for its upcoming J-Term Key Experience. Especially seeking submissions from playwrights of color.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
10 / 10 / 2018

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Opportunity
Millay Colony for the Arts (Austerlitz | NY)

Residency Program (Spring Session)

Millay Colony welcomes 6-7 visual artists, writers and composers each month between April and November. We offer a number of flexible residency formats. all including a private bedroom and studio as well as all meals.
Fee: 
$37 to submit or $60 for late deadline; no fee for residency; travel stipends available for select artists
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Online
Deadline: 
10 / 1 / 2018

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