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
Nashville Repertory Theatre

Ingram New Works Application

The Ingram New Works Project was launched by Nashville Repertory Theatre in 2009 thanks to the generous support of Martha Ingram. With the mission to support the creation of new works for the theatre, Nashville Rep created a project that includes the New Works Lab. The Ingram New Works Lab is intended to be an artistic home for early career playwrights to share and develop new work, hone craft, receive support, and springboard themselves into the next phase of their writing career. Nashville Rep seeks committed playwrights for residency in the 2017-2018 Ingram New Works Lab. Submission deadline is July 24, 2017.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
All playwrights who accept a residency must commit to be available for all lab, playwrights week, rehearsal and festival dates: October 20-21, 2017; November 17-18, 2017; December 15-16, 2017; January 13-19, 2018; February 16-17, 2018; March 16-17, 2018; April TBA; May 9-19, 2018
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
7 / 24 / 2017

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Opportunity
Lakes Area Radio Theatre (Alexandria | MN)

Radio Play Scripts Wanted

Lakes Area Radio Theatre accepts original radio plays in any genre. Your script must be G-rated and in a radio play format (no stage directions, visual cues or lighting directions). Plays can be 29-31 minutes in length. Script lengths are in the range of 5000 +/- words. We will accept scripts for single shows. We will accept scripts that would run for 2 installments. We will accept a series of shorter plays which fill 30 minutes.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email

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Opportunity
Camino Real Playhouse (San Juan Capistrano | CA)

ShowOff! 2018

This is a 10-minute playwriting festival. The $10.00 fees are used exclusively for honorariums to the top three plays. We do like to have one or two quality dramas along with a selection of comedies, so consider touching our hearts as well as our funny bones. We are not able to produce musicals in this venue, and the audience is principally adults, so plays for children are not appropriate, but as a community theatre we want to appeal to the largest possible audience, so plays with an excessive amount of @!%#!X* words or graphic violence need to have an incredible compelling message because shock value, although allowed, doesn't rank a winning vote with most audiences.
Fee: 
$10
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Hard copy
Deadline: 
10 / 15 / 2017

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