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
CUT / EDGE Collective (NYC | NY)

Call for Experimental Theatre Playwrights

Seeking experimental theatre writers. What do we mean by this? You must write for live performance and you must be in the process of creating something that isn’t “conventional.” This can include dialogue, structure, staging, character and/or character development, format or any other manner of pushing at normative theatrical boundaries. Teach us something. We’ll meet twice monthly in Midtown Manhattan, NYC, on the second and third Tuesdays of each month (January-June; September-December) to read work with actors and engage in moderated philosophical discussion. 10 writers will be selected. Selected artists are asked to contribute $120 each to cover space and collaborator costs.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Must be able to attend twice a month meetings in Manhattan, NYC
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
12 / 15 / 2019

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Opportunity
La Maison Baldwin (St. Paul de Vence | France)

La Maison Baldwin Writers-in-Residence Program 2020-2021

This fellowship is open to emerging writers working in the spirit of James Baldwin, including poets, essayists, playwrights, and novelists who have had no more than one published book or staged production. Ten fellows will be selected to be in residency for 2-4 weeks either in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. Resident writers will receive accommodations in James Baldwin's home in medieval Saint Paul de Vence in the French Riviera, as well as lunch every day at local restaurants and with host families, and a $700 travel stipend. In exchange, residents are invited to contribute a community event or creative public program for the village.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Emerging writers only
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
12 / 31 / 2019

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Opportunity
And Toto too Theatre Company (Denver | CO)

Seeking Plays by Women

And Toto too believes in the power of the woman's voice. Women's lives are rich with experience that goes beyond body image struggles, raising children and romantic relationships. We raise strong boys and girls, fight for our countries, protect our cities, survive crises; we make difficult decisions, commit crimes, make mistakes and sometimes don’t realize the very things we strive to achieve. In other words, women's stories and voices are as just as complex and powerful as those of men, And Toto too Theatre Company has created a space where those stories can be told, heard and explored.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to female playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email

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