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
Geffen Playhouse (Los Angeles | CA)

Geffen Playhouse's launches The Writers' Room

The Geffen Playhouse is thrilled to launch the inaugural cycle of The Writers’ Room, a group for Los Angeles-based playwrights. During this one-year residency, playwright members will gather monthly at the Geffen to share their work and receive feedback from their peers in a forum facilitated by Rachel Wiegardt-Egel, the Geffen’s Manager of New Play Development. Applications are open to all Los Angeles-based playwrights regardless of career level.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Playwrights must be currently residing in Los Angeles, regardless of career status.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
5 / 7 / 2018

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Opportunity
City Lit Theater Company (Chicago | IL)

Art of Adaptation Festival

Submissions invited to The Art of Adaptation - the 11th annual festival of stage adaptations of non-dramatic literature
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Playwrights should be based in or near Chicago, IL. Playwrights are responsible for assembling their own creative team (actors, directors, etc).
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
5 / 8 / 2018

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Opportunity
Little Pieces of Gold (London | UK)

Southwark Playhouse Short Play Festival

Little Pieces of Gold seeks 8 ten-minute plays for its June 10th production at Southwark Playhouse.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Playwrights must be residents of the U.K.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
4 / 23 / 2018

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