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
Open World Learning Community (St Paul | MN)

Seeking Zoom One-Acts for Middle School Performance

Open World Learning Community Middle School Theatre is searching for 30-minute one-acts from playwrights of color for a virtual Zoom-style production. Ideal submissions would be a series of vignettes that give multiple students the opportunity to learn acting, or an ensemble cast of 10-15. Scripts must be suitable for students age 11 to 14-years-old. Honorarium of $300 for the selected play. Permissions would include a PDF of a script to be shared with students, and the right to stream a live or recorded performance of the play for a set amount of time.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to playwrights of color
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
11 / 6 / 2020

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Opportunity
Amas Musical Theatre (New York | NY)

Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists

The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists is a juried cash and production grant given annually to support the early work and career of a deserving musical theatre librettist. The winner will receive $2,000 to help with cost-of-living expenses. The winning musical will receive development assistance in the 2021 New Works Development Program of Amas Musical Theatre, culminating in an Amas Lab production with New York theatre professionals.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights/librettists.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
11 / 30 / 2020

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Opportunity
Ghostlight Ensemble (Chicago | IL)

Call for Short Scripts

Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking short scripts (a maximum of 15 minutes) that are geared toward young audiences. Priority will be placed on scripts that are culturally diverse and written by writers of color and/or LGBTQ writers. Selected plays will be produced in June 2021 as part of the second annual Make/Believe festival of theatre for children under our Nightlight banner and receive a prize of $25.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights, though playwrights in the Chicago area receive a priority.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
12 / 31 / 2020

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