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
City of Novi (Novi | MI)

Residency at Villa Barr Art Park

Applications are open for residency at Villa Barr Art Park. Three residency periods are available each year (Ranging from 6 to 15 Weeks in length). Spring/Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer/Fall.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all artists.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
4 / 15 / 2021
6 / 15 / 2021

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Opportunity
The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow (Eureka Springs | AR)

Seeking Assistant Director!

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is seeking an Assistant Director. Applications are currently being accepted online through Wednesday, May 5.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all creatives.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
5 / 5 / 2021

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Opportunity
PER (London | UK)

The Women's Prize for Playwriting 2021

The Women’s Prize for Playwriting is an open invitation to all writers who identify as female in the UK and Ireland to create vivid, exciting, and brave new work for the stage. The aim of the Prize is to celebrate and support women playwrights and to discover the best new work from writers at all levels of experience. We are interested in plays that rejoice in the depth and range of your imagination, that feast on dramatic possibility and are ambitious on all scales and subjects. We’ve designed the criteria of the Prize to allow you to write exactly the play you want, unhampered by restrictions or limitations. Whoever you are and however much or little you have written in the past, the team at The Women’s Prize for Playwriting wants to read your work. Good luck!
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to women playwrights in the U.K. and Ireland.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
7 / 12 / 2021

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