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
IATI Theater

Cimientos Play Development Program 2025

Cimientos consists of two main components: 1) Pal Playwrights Panel (PPP) / Year-long incubator Playwrights accepted to the program, IATI Theater’s artistic staff and other specially invited theater professionals will converge in workshop meetings to discuss the new works that make up the particular season. Every meeting will be dedicated to a single playwright in the program, the focus being in further advancing the text before it is presented in front of a live audience. and 2) Staged Readings Series (SRS) / One week festival. Each playwright in the program will be given the opportunity to present their play in a directed, professionally acted staged reading. Thus, the piece will be exposed to a receptive audience that further develops the featured script through a post-reading talkback. Each playwright in the program will be given the opportunity later to present their play in a directed, professionally acted staged reading.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
This program is open to authors from anywhere in the world with original works in English or Spanish who are interested in feedback from a New York audience.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
6 / 30 / 2024

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Opportunity
Theatre Three (Port Jefferson | NY)

Theatre Three 26th Annual Festival of One-Acts

ince its inception in 1998, The Festival has received over 12,000 submissions from across the world and produced over 140 world premieres by more than 100 different playwrights. The Festival presents between five and eight plays each season.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
9 / 1 / 2023

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Opportunity
PLAYA (Summer Lake | OR)

Applications for the 2025 Playa Residency now open!

Awarded residencies are funded opportunities available through an application process and awarded to people actively working to promote dialogue and positive environmental change. Wide open vistas and opportunities for field exploration in the high desert’s living laboratory provides rich inspiration. Residents stay in their own cabin, free of charge, and are responsible for their own travel costs and food while they are in residence. PLAYA is open to international and domestic applicants as long as eligibility requirements are met.
Fee: 
$30
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
7 / 1 / 2024

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