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
The Relationship

The Leslie Scalapino Award

The Leslie Scalapino Award recognizes the importance of exploratory approaches and an innovative spirit in writing for performance. We are looking for a full-length work for live performance by a woman writer with an inquiring approach to language and content. The poetic practice of Leslie Scalapino was interdisciplinary, including photography, plays, performance, and collaboration with dance and music. We would like to honor this aspect of her work in the award.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Female-identified people, inclusive of transwomen. International submissions in English accepted.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
6 / 1 / 2016

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Opportunity
9Thirty Theatre Company

Seeking plays incorporating environmental issues

9TTC produces works that incorporate environmental issues as part of the part, characters, or theme. We are uniquely dedicated to Eco Theatre, connecting humanity and nature, in various forms.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
5 / 31 / 2016

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Opportunity
South Street Players

6th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival

South Street Players is seeking short (20 minutes or less), original, one-act plays for its 6th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
NJ, NY, and PA playwrights only.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
7 / 3 / 2016

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