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 Playwrights Realm (New York | NY)

The Scratchpad Series accepting applications

The Scratchpad Series seeks early career playwrights from all across the country to receive a one week developmental reading of their play; professional collaborators, such as a director, cast, and The Realm’s artistic staff; and facilitated travel and housing (if the playwright is based outside of New York City).
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Playwrights must be "early career".
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
7 / 16 / 2017

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Opportunity
Birds of Paradise Theatre Company (Glasgow | SCO | UK)

Disabled Artist Development Residency accepting submissions from Scottish artists

BOP Artists is a new residency opportunity for disabled artists in Scotland to develop their skills and an idea for a new project that will impact on career and practice in the longer term over the course of six months.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Applicants must be aged 18 or over; identify as a D/deaf, disabled or having a long term health condition; be based in Scotland. Applicants may not be full time students.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
5 / 26 / 2017

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Opportunity
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

New Play Festival seeking ten-minute submissions

City Circle Acting Company is seeking new, original unpublished plays for inclusion in its biannual New Play Festival. The chosen plays will be performed as part of City Circle's New Play Festival, September 16, 2017 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, Coralville, Iowa.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
6 / 15 / 2017

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