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
American Association of Community Theatre (Fort Worth | TX)

Submit a Script for AACT NewPlayFest 2026

Supports the production of new plays in community theatres and provides an opportunity for playwrights to be published and produced. An anthology of the winning plays will be published by Dramatic Publishing Company and be available for licensing for 2 years.
Fee: 
No fee for AACT member playwrights; $10 script processing fee for non-members.
Restrictions: 
Open to U.S based playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
6 / 30 / 2024

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Opportunity
Phillips' Mill Community Association (New Hope | PA)

Emerging Playwright Competition

Six winners out of fifty blind submissions will have their short plays read on the historic Mill stage by actors and receive a cash prize of $100. The readings will be open to the public.
Fee: 
$10
Restrictions: 
Open to playwrights eighteen and older who live within a one hundred mile radius of New Hope, PA. Winners must attend the readings on November 23, 2024.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
8 / 18 / 2024

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Opportunity
Coachella Valley Repertory (Cathedral City | CA)

Seeking Submissions for ORIGINS: Coachella Valley Repertory's New Works Program

ORIGINS is a safe, creative, and collaborative environment for writers, directors, and composers to hear their work out loud and see their work reach its full potential. Each season, four new, undiscovered works will be invited to participate in a 29-hour staged reading series in the Coachella Valley, fully funded and produced by CVRep. One of these four projects will be selected to be produced the following theatrical season on our Main Stage. It is a true ‘page to stage’ program that is committed to seeing the full development of the next Broadway Show. The emphasis is on providing these creatives an opportunity to collaborate on unfinished projects and to hear their work aloud.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to U.S. Citizens/permanent residents
Submission Method: 
Email
Online
Deadline: 
6 / 30 / 2024

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