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
Here We Go

Seeking 8-20 Minute Plays and Live Performance Pieces for HERE WE GO: A Site Specific Live Performance Festival

HERE WE GO is a bi-annual, site-specific, live performance festival in NYC, and we are seeking submissions for our Winter 2019 Festival. The festival’s goal is to present authentic, multidisciplinary and original content, as well as build a networking platform for emerging artists. Each iteration is built around a specific location. Creative teams will be encouraged to stage the pieces in a manner that interacts with the environment in an innovative way. We present work that incorporates multiple artistic disciplines which may include text, movement and music.This Winter’s festival will be held during the first week of December in Brooklyn, New York. The festival will have two performances in one evening. Each performance will include all plays presented consecutively.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
9 / 9 / 2019

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Opportunity
Old Library Theatre (Fair Lawn | NJ)

Call for Submissions: OLT's 9th Annual One Act Play Festival

Plays will be mounted with no budget, though they will be fully staged with necessary sound and lighting. All performances take place at George Frey Center for Performing Arts at 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn, NJ. Performance times are January 17-19, 2019, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm.
Fee: 
$5
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
9 / 15 / 2019

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Opportunity
Pontardawe Art Centre

Pontardawe Art Centre’s Script Slam 2019

Twelve scripts will be selected and performed in three heats during the autumn season in front of an audience and a panel of judges. The judges (Derek Cobley, Chelsey Gillard and Dean Verbeck) will give feedback on all the pieces and select one script to be taken on to the final. In addition, the audience will select their favorite piece which will also be taken on to the final.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to playwrights based in Wales.
Submission Method: 
Email
Hard copy
Deadline: 
9 / 9 / 2019

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