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
Fade To Black (Houston | TX)

Fade To Black Play Festival

Seeking 10-minute plays for our upcoming season. Selected playwrights will receive an honorarium of $100.00. No restriction of theme or genre. Three (3) scripts submissions are allowed per playwright.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Playwright must publicly and openly identify themselves as African-American, Black, or of the African diaspora.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
4 / 1 / 2019

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Opportunity
Turn to Flesh Productions (New York | NY)

Cocktails & Classics: 10-min plays

Seeking short plays (1-10 minutes), parodies or homages of classical styles, or well-known pieces of art and literature, featuring vibrant roles for women. TTF is offering a TWO WEEK EXTENSION ('til March 16) to any playwright typically underrepresented in Classical theatre for our #CocktailsandClassics submissions. Women+ and diverse playwrights are especially encouraged to submit. Simply email TTF introducing yourself and requesting the extension.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
2 / 28 / 2019

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Opportunity
North Park Vaudeville (San Diego | CA)

North Park Playwright Festival

Our goal in building the North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe is 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 playwrights
Submission Method: 
Hard copy
Deadline: 
6 / 30 / 2019

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