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
Grand Theatre

PlayWrights Cabaret 2017: The Grand Theatre Call for Scripts

Since 2002, The Grand Theatre has invited writers from London and the surrounding area to submit short works (maximum 10 minutes) to be presented as staged readings in the McManus Studio Theatre as part of its PlayWrights Cabaret. You might want to explore the themes running through The Grand Theatre’s 2016-17 season include “Home” and “Coming Home.”
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Writers local to London, Ontario only. Chosen writer must be able and willing to participate in workshops and to work on rewriting with a dramaturg.
Submission Method: 
Email
Hard copy
Deadline: 
6 / 24 / 2016

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Opportunity
Madlab Theatre

New plays for 2017/18 season

Seeking submissions of full-length or long one-act plays for the MadLab 2017 season.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Female playwrights only.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
8 / 1 / 2016

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Opportunity
Willapa Bay AiR

Willapa Bay AiR 2017 Residencies

Willapa Bay AiR offers month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, writers, scholars, singer/songwriters, and musical composers. The Residency provides lodging, meals and work space, at no cost, to six residents each month from March 1 through September 30 of the year. Applications are evaluated by selection committees comprised of working artists and professionals in the applicants' respective fields of discipline.
Fee: 
$30
Restrictions: 
Applicants must be over the age of 21 and not currently enrolled as a student in an academic program.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
7 / 31 / 2016

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