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
Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (Stony Brook | NY)

Science Playwriting Competition

Calling all talented playwrights with an interest in the sciences, and talented scientists with an interest in the theatre to compose a ten-minute play with a substantial science component. This contest is open to the general public.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
4 / 1 / 2017

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Opportunity
Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (Stony Brook | NY)

Science Playwriting Competition

Calling all talented playwrights with an interest in the sciences, and talented scientists with an interest in the theatre to compose a ten-minute play with a substantial science component. This contest is open to the general public.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
4 / 1 / 2017

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Opportunity
20% Theatre Company Twin Cities (Minneapolis | MN)

20% Theatre Company Twin Cities accepting ongoing submissions

20% Theatre Company Twin Cities is accepting full-length plays, with priority given to staging brand new work by female and transgender/gender non-conforming playwrights. 20% Theatre is currently only considering scripts set in the present day, and is prioritizing plays that focus on LGBTQ experience.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Prioritizing new work by female and transgender/gender non-conforming playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email

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