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
Asian American Arts Alliance (NYC | NY)

2020 A4 Van Lier Fellowship

The Asian American Arts Alliance is pleased to administer, with support from the New York Community Trust, the 2020 Van Lier Fellowship. This year, the fellowship with be awarded to a theater artist for the creation of new work. A4’s mission is to ensure greater representation, equity, and opportunities for Asian American artists and cultural organizations through resource sharing, promotion, and community building. In line with these efforts, it is the aim of the A4 Van Lier Fellowship to support an early-career individual Asian American artist living in New York City to develop new work to add to the creative discourse. The Fellowship runs May-December 2020, with an unrestricted $6000 award as well as artistic mentorship with an established or mid-career theater professional, leadership coaching, and a range of technical support.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Applicants must be of Asian heritage, 30 years of age or younger during the fellowship (born May 1, 1989 or later), not be currently enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in a degree-granting program during the fellowship period (May – December 2020), be a resident of New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, or Staten Island), be currently living in the US and primarily based in New York City during the fellowship period (May – December 2020).
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
3 / 16 / 2020

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Opportunity
Trustus Theatre (Columbia | SC)

Trustus Playwrights' Festival

Trustus Theatre seeks full-length, non-musical plays for its annual playwrights' festival. Winning playwright will receive a $700 prize, travel, and lodging for preview and opening night.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
3 / 31 / 2020

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Opportunity
Shawnee Playhouse (Shawnee on Delaware | PA)

Shawnee Playhouse seeking original plays

Playwrights are encouraged to submit their original works! Each year, Worthington Players will produce and perform the original work(s) of a playwright(s), chosen by our Executive Committee from among submissions received in our open contest and read before a live audience.
Fee: 
$25 for Full-Length - $15 for One-Act and Short Plays (***Submission fee will be waived if playwright submits hard copies of play, with a copy for each reader/character and the Host/Director.***)
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Hard copy
Deadline: 
3 / 31 / 2020

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