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
Slackline Productions (UK)

Slackline Sleepover- Overnight and Online

Slackline Productions seeks writers for Slackline Sleepover- Overnight and Online. The online event will showcase new short plays, directed by female directors, featuring at least one strong female character aged 35+, and will be written, rehearsed and ready to perform online in 24 hours! Writers must submit short plays for writing style reference. Six playwrights will be selected to join on January 13th to start the 24 hours of madness and fun!
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all female identifying playwrights (age 35+ encouraged)
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
12 / 13 / 2020

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Opportunity
Papatango Theatre Company (London | ENG | UK)

2021 Papatango New Writing Prize

The Papatango Theater Company in partnership with English Touring Theatre seeks original, unpublished and unproduced scripts for the 2021 Papatango Prize. Eligible plays have a running time of approximately 25–50 minutes and will work in audio format. Eligible writers can be any age or experience level, and must be a resident of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Three winners will be selected, each of whom will be awarded £2000 as well as an audio production and digital publication with Nick Hern Books. The audio productions of the three winning scripts will then tour the UK in free listening stations.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all residents of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
2 / 7 / 2020

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Opportunity
Springboard for the Arts (Saint Paul | MN)

Time Sensitive Funding Opportunities in Ramsey & Hennepin Counties

The Personal Emergency Relief Fund is a longstanding program of Springboard for the Arts, offering artists and creative workers of all disciplines in Minnesota support of $500 in an emergency. To qualify you must be an artist, culture bearer, or creative worker based in Minnesota.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to artists from Minnesota
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
12 / 4 / 2020

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