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.

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Opportunities

Opportunity
New Perspectives Theatre Company

Women's Work short play lab

Four to six members are selected each year, along with a similar number of directors. The LAB meets monthly (Sundays) from February through June, allowing for time in between sessions for writers to continue to develop and revise their work in response to feedback. Members are expected to bring work to each session beginning with the development of an original short play based upon an assigned theme. Playwrights receive monthly feedback on their play from the LAB’s group of director/dramaturgs. Feedback is given in a unified manner so playwrights do not have conflicting advice about what to work on. The process creates a collaborative group from which members can draw inspiration and energy. Scripts are then produced in our annual Women's Work Short Play Festival.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to emerging and mid-career women playwrights and directors.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
9 / 30 / 2017

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Opportunity
TRU: Theater Resources Unlimited (NYC | NY)

18th Annual TRU Voices New Musicals reading series

TRU will produce a New Musicals Reading Series in January 2018 that will consist of 2-3 new works presented on consecutive Monday evenings in Manhattan. The purpose is to (a) help develop new musicals, (b) help producers develop the skills needed to produce new works, and c) foster the producer-writer relationship for future development beyond our series. Each reading will be followed by a “Dollars and Sense” panel discussion with prominent New York producers, general managers and artistic directors focusing on potential venues, marketing and budgeting of the work.
Fee: 
$25
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights, directors, producers, and theater companies.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
8 / 12 / 2017

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Opportunity
The Ten-Minute Musicals Project (West Hollywood | CA)

Annual Ten-Minute Musicals competition

SEEKING: Complete original stage musicals which play between seven and twenty minutes. Works which have been previously produced are acceptable, as are excerpts from full-length shows, if they can stand up on their own.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Hard copy
Deadline: 
8 / 31 / 2017

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