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
The Echo Theater Company (Los Angeles | CA)

BIG SHOUT OUT New Play Contest for Women+ Playwrights

If you are a playwright and self-identify as a woman+*, you are invited to enter one play or play-with-music** (45-minute one-acts to full-length scripts) to Echo Theatre's 3rd BIG SHOUT OUT International New Play Contest. The Contest Winner receives a $1000 Royalty and Echo will present the winning play either as a workshop production or a mainstage regional premiere*** in Echo Theatre's 24th Season, which runs during the 2022 calendar year. Finalist Honorees each receive a $150 Royalty from Echo to present the Finalist scripts one to two times in our 2022 Echo Reads Performance Reading Series.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to women+ playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
8 / 15 / 2021

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Opportunity
Powerstories Theatre (Tampa | FL)

Voices of Women Theatre Festival

Powerstories Theatre is seeking plays written by women for the Inaugural Voices of Women Theatre Festival scheduled for October 6 – 17, 2021. Each artist will be responsible for casting, directing, and mounting the show. All productions ideally will be presented at Powerstories Theatre with an audience and live-streamed.
Fee: 
$20
Restrictions: 
Open to women artists.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
7 / 15 / 2021

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Opportunity
Playhouse on Park (West Hartford | CT)

Playwrights on Park Reading Series

We are currently accepting submissions for Playwrights on Park! Five full-length plays will be selected for readings for the 2021/22 season.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
BIPOC and Womxn artists are strongly encouraged to submit. Playwrights MUST be able to come to West Hartford for the day of their reading.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
6 / 15 / 2021

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