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
Newmarket National Play Festival (Ontario | Canada)

Newmarket National 10-Min Play Festival

Returning for a fourth consecutive year, the festival features live theatre performances of new and original 10-minute plays from Canadian playwrights. We are seeking new voices and new perspectives to celebrate Canada’s diverse voices and regional perspectives in July 2020. The festival will feature 24 unpublished, previously unproduced scripts with cash prizes for the top three pieces ($50, $100, $350). The 10 min plays must have at least 2 and no more than 4 characters, with minimal set/tech requirements.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to playwrights residing in Canada or Canadians living abroad.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
2 / 16 / 2020

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Opportunity
HRC Showcase Theatre (Hudson | NY)

HRC Showcase Theatre Contest

HRC Showcase Theatre invites full-length scripts from new, aspiring, or experienced playwrights for its annual contest. Winning playwright will be awarded $500, four runner ups will be awarded $100.
Fee: 
$10
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
2 / 1 / 2020

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Opportunity
Five and Dime Drama Collective (Eureka Springs | AR)

10 minute plays

Five & Dime Drama Collective is now accepting new ten-minute plays (ones not previously submitted to us) for the upcoming 2020 fall performance series.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
2 / 29 / 2020

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