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
Rising Circle Theater Collective

INKtank Cycle 9: Writers Lab for Playwrights of Color

Rising Circle Theater Collective is currently accepting applications from playwrights of color for INKtank lab. Four writers are selected to participate in a free, rigorous, 12-week writers lab where each writer will focus on the rewrite of a new play. INKtank culminates in a play reading festival. Honorarium provided.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
New York City based playwrights of color.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
1 / 12 / 2017

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Opportunity
Hunger & Thirst Theatre | New York (New York)

Telling Trifles- a festival inspired by Susan Glaspell

Hunger & Thirst is excited to announce that we will be hosting a series of readings, workshops, and/or performances of new short works inspired by Trifles or Susan Glaspell’s life, all of which will be written by current female playwrights and directed by female directors.; ideally looking for short plays or one-acts honoring our company mission to bring classic stories to modern audiences.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all female or female-identifying playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
1 / 15 / 2018

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Opportunity
Austin Playhouse (Austin | TX)

Austin Playhouse New Play Festival

Austin Playhouse is accepting submissions from Texas playwrights through January 5, 2018. At least 3 playwrights will be awarded a $500 stipend and winning entries will be presented in rehearsed readings at Austin Playhouse from April 26 - 29, 2018. The finalists will be notified during March and announced on our website by March 30, 2018.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Texas based-playwrights only. Must be available to attend the reading in April.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
1 / 5 / 2018

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