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
Portland Stage (Portland | ME)

Little Festival of the Unexpected

In odd-numbered years Portland Stage seeks unproduced scripts to workshop in Spring of the following year. Plays will be workshopped with professional actors, directors, and dramaturgs. Play must be unproduced or workshopped by AEA actors. Plays must be full-length. Plays must require no more than Eight (8) actors to perform. Must travel to Maine for workshop (housing and travel provided).
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
9 / 30 / 2023

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Opportunity
Theater for the New City (New York | NY)

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’s Dream Up Festival 2022

In 2010, the inaugural Dream Up Festival offered 25 shows consisting of 23 World Premieres and 2 American Premieres. The festival had reviewers from NY Times, NY Press, Show business Weekly, the Advocate, NYTheatre.com and others.
Fee: 
$30 for Early Submissions/ $40 for General Submissions
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
5 / 25 / 2022

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Opportunity
Edwin Wong

EDWIN WONG PRESENTS: THE RISK THEATRE MODERN TRAGEDY COMPETITION

Edwin Wong calls on playwrights worldwide to submit plays to the 4th annual 2022 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition, juried by an international panel of professionals, anonymous to each other and the public until the winners are announced.
Fee: 
$49
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
5 / 31 / 2022

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