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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Inner Growth seeks 10-minute plays by women


Deadline: October 20, 2023

We invite women playwrights to submit their work for consideration in our upcoming theatre showcase "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Inner Growth." Our showcase will feature comedic short plays that explore the journey of inner growth and the challenges it can bring. Submissions should include a PDF of the script and a brief synopsis of the play. Please use the form below to submit your play. We look forward to reading your work.


Submissions will be reviewed and four short plays will be selected to feature in the showcase. Each play will be produced by our production team and on the day of the showcase, one play will be awarded $500 for “Best Play.” The plays will be judged by a jury of playwrights, actors and theatre professionals.

Plays will be judged on the following:
  • Plot
  • Character Journey
  • Dialogue
  • Humor
  • Overall writing quality
In addition to being featured in our showcase, each playwright will receive a free year-long subscription to www.playsubmissionshelper.com, a comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of play submission opportunities.

Rules and Requirements

The play must be between 10-12 pages, not including the title page. Please ensure your name is on the title page.

Scripts should include between two and six characters.

The play’s content must explore the journey and challenges related to inner growth and fit within the comedy genre.

Must submit a PDF version of the script.

Only stage plays will be accep

The play must be an original script and the playwright must own the copyright. Adaptations will not be accepted.

The writer must live within the United States and be at least 18 years of age.

The writer must identify as a woman.

Submissions are limited to one per person.


Submission Deadline - Oct 20, 2023

Four Play Selections Announced - Dec 11, 2023

Showcase - Feb 25, 2024​


The showcase will be performed on Sunday, February 25th at 3pm at the Black Theatre Troupe's Helen K Mason Theatre in Phoenix, AZ. It will also be livestreamed.

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