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Sunday, July 3, 2022



Deadline: August 15, 2022
Or they reach a submission cap of 100

We will be accepting play submissions from June 15th until 5pm (PST) August 15th.



We accept plays written by queer (LGBTQIA+) playwrights, about queer characters, for queer performers.

We have a preference for plays about/by transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folx.

You may send us full length plays, one acts, or collections of ten minutes. Total submissions must be at least 30 minutes long when read.

We are considering plays for full production, but have more slots available for plays to be read on the podcast, if your play is an audio play please specify that.

We are not accepting musicals at this time.

Please send your scripts to theatreviscera@gmail.com with the subject line “2023 Play Submission” send your plays as .doc, .docx, or .pdf

Your submission must include a character breakdown and short synopsis.

Plays must be formatted appropriately, standard play format is preferred but if your piece requires unique formatting just let us know.

Plays must be paginated and in a readable 12pt font.

Submissions are limited to 1 per playwright.

If we’ve already read and declined a piece in previous submission cycles, please do not submit revisions unless specifically requested.

Theatre Viscera reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.


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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Fairy Tale Review seeks drama submissions


Deadline: June 30, 2022


The Rainbow Issue of Fairy Tale Review will be dedicated to queer fairy tales written by queer writers.
We ask that only writers who self-identify as queer or members of the LGBTQIA+ community submit to the issue.

This category is for graphic novels, comics and drama submissions to our nineteenth print issue, The Rainbow Issue, which will be published by Wayne State University Press in March 2023.

For graphic novels, comics, and drama: Writers may submit up to ten pages.

Payment: Contributors will receive two (2) issues of The Rainbow Issue and a $50 honorarium upon publication. A standard contract between the contributor and Fairy Tale Review will be executed upon acceptance.

Stay True Theatre Company Seeking LGBTQIA+ Family Planning Plays


Deadline: none given

Stay True Theatre Company is currently seeking submissions for plays that cover family planning within the LGBTQIA+ Community. Subjects covered can include but are not limited to: surrogacy, adoption, pregnancy, platonic parenthood, foster parenting, among others.

The play can be previously produced or an unproduced new work. The play should be full length around 90 minutes. No intermission is preferred but not required. Preference will be given to plays that can be performed with a cast of five or less actors.

Please email PDFs of draft and synopsis of the play, any other supporting materials you find relevant, your resume with contact information, and pronouns to staytruetheatrecompany@gmail.com.

The production will be staged in late summer or early fall of 2022.

Compensation will be a stipend to be discussed and negotiated.

We encourage playwrights of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages, shapes, sizes, and (dis)abilities within the queer community to submit.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Submissions for a new monologue collection published by Smith & Kraus


Deadline: June 30, 2022 12 midnight EST

Now accepting Submissions for a new monologue collection published by Smith & Kraus, and edited by Debbie Lamedman.

No fee. Open to all playwrights.
The working title for this collection is WE/US: 100 Monologues for Gender Minority Actors.

**Specifically looking for pieces written for nonbinary and trans folx. This does not necessarily include gay and lesbian characters. Looking for pieces written for someone who cannot easily check a box regarding their gender identity. This anthology is about gender identity, not sexual orientation.
Monologues must be for gender minority characters including but not limited to nonbinary and transgender characters … basically any characters not in the cisgender majority.

• Monologues can be either stand-alone pieces or from a play.
• Monologues do not need to have been previously produced.
• Monologues should be 1-5 minutes long.
• Monologues should be active pieces rather than storytelling pieces.
• With your submission, please include the following:

a descriptive blurb containing a brief summary of the play or the circumstances if it’s a stand-alone piece

the name/age of the character

to whom the character is speaking

the dramatic context of the scene.



DEADLINE: Thursday, June 30th by 12 midnight EST

Saturday, June 4, 2022

The ATG PlayLab


Deadline: June 10, 2022

The ATG PlayLab, which launched in September 2020, is a professional space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and Queer (LGBTQ+) playwrights to develop their works for the stage. Led by Pandora Scooter and comprised of twelve playwrights, the goal for the PlayLab is to help develop marginalized voices to enable the telling of rich and varied stories from all members of our community. Applications are currently being accepted for the program; the deadline is Friday, June 10th. 

The group will meet once every week for 12 sessions during the Fall, Spring and Summer via Zoom on Sunday evenings.  One additional meeting per month will be called for professional development discussions/workshops (these will not be required, but strongly encouraged).  Applicants from anywhere in the US are welcome to apply, though preference will be given to NJ, PA and NY writers.   

Sunday evening (6pm to 9pm EST) attendance at meetings is required.  From the applicants, playwrights will be chosen to participate in this play development lab.  There is no restriction on style of playwriting that the applicants use.  There is also no guarantee that acceptance into this PlayLab will result in any public readings or productions by American Theatre Group.  

Tuesday, May 31, 2022



Deadline: June 5, 2022
Or when we receive 50 applications

APPLICATION WINDOW CLOSES: June 5th, or when we receive 50 applications.

WHO CAN APPLY: Black queer and/or trans artists anywhere in the world!

HOW: Apply through this portal starting May 5th!

MORE INFORMATION: Go to queercatproductions.com/offering to read the full call for applications.

QUESTIONS: Can be addressed to hq@queercatproductions.com.

This process was designed by the Manifestation Council in 2021: Genevieve Jessee, librecht baker, and Troy Rockett. The artists who will read submissions this year are: Genevieve Jessee, Chivas Michael, Rawiyah Tariq (additional readers may be added and announced on our website).

The process has three rounds. In Round 1, all Readers read all applications. Readers give a “yes” or “no” vote on whether each application should go to the next round (and briefly say why). Applications that receive a majority of “yeses” move on to Round 2.

In Round 2, Readers evaluate applications according to a rubric and select three finalists. The elements on the rubric are: 1) The application demonstrates a desire to generate work that is immersive and/or will leave audiences more connected to each other; 2) The application demonstrates a desire to generate work connecting to and/or elevating the humanity of the artist’s identit(ies); 3) The application demonstrates a desire to generate work that explores playfulness, curiosity, and/or haunting (in whatever way the artist defines it); 4) The application demonstrates a desire to generate work that has qualities of an evolving form, and/or expands or elevates the genre(s) the artist works in; and 5) I want to hear more from this artist.

In Round 3, Readers interview each finalist and choose one artist. Finalists will be compensated for their interview time at a rate of $22/hour for about 2 hours.


Queer Cat Productions is a theater company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We create consent-forward, accessible, immersive theater and experiences that leave our audiences more connected.

We create playful, curious, haunted works of art that are queer, not just in content, but in vision, perspective, care, and collaboration at every level of the process.

We are committed to the spirit of play, as interactive and consensual; to curiosity about our world and each other; and to haunting: ancestry, fluidity, and resilience.

Learn more about us at queercatproductions.com!


A “primary generative artist” (creator), for example: playwright, solo performer, choreographer, musician/composer, lead artist for a collaborative artwork, etc.

A new artwork that falls under the Performing Arts umbrella (theater, solo performance, music, dance, etc.).

An artwork that seeks to answer this question: What encourages your personal playfulness, engages your curiosity about our humanness and how we connect with each other, and/or what haunts you and drives you to build work that makes space in and/or for the places where you feel that “space” is needed the most?

An artwork that engages with and interprets our mission.

An artwork that can be performed with hybrid elements for both an in-person performance in the San Francisco Bay Area at least once over the weekend of October 20-22, 2023 and an experience that is accessible worldwide.


Pay: A total of $8,000 to create, develop, rehearse, and publicly share the new work (paid in quarterly installments and according to Queer Cat Productions’ flat artist pay rate, which is $22/hour for 2022).

Other resources:
A budget for hiring collaborating artists (i.e. actors, designers, musicians, dramaturgs).

A budget for venue rental and materials.

A travel stipend for artists outside the San Francisco Bay Area.

Accommodations (i.e. ASL interpretation, flexible scheduling to accommodate childcare, and/or other accommodations you share with us).

Tailored creative support specific to your artistic needs (i.e. dramaturgy, feedback and brainstorming, mentorship, workshopping and/or other creative supports you share with us).

Connection to a community of Queer Cat Productions artists.

Our commitment to create a supportive environment for your artistic process.

To be in residence as primary generative artist (creator) with Queer Cat Productions for one year. (Residency is virtual - artists can be geographically located anywhere.)

Creation of the new artwork.

Monthly preproduction meetings (with the option of more frequent meetings if desired by the artist) during development period, including check-ins with the Selection Committee Leader for support and accountability.

More frequent (weekly or biweekly) meetings during production period.

Monthly Company meetings with Queer Cat Productions.

Go to queercatproductions.com/offering to view our FAQ! If you don't find the answer you're looking for, email hq@queercatproductions.com.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Diversionary Submission Guidelines


Deadline: none listed

Diversionary is always seeking new, full-length LGBTQIA+ works for consideration. Please follow the guidelines below if you would like to submit your work. Because of the volume of submissions, those that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered.
What to include
  • a one-page synopsis, character breakdown, and playwright bio
  • a development/production history of the submitted work (including date written and any readings, workshops, and full stagings)
  • a ten-page sample of the work
  • three audio recordings of music, twelve minutes total, if it’s a musical
  • How to submit
Please send all of the above items as a single document in pdf format to frankie@diversionary.org. For music, please send the items in mp3 format or include a link to be accessed. No physical submissions sent to the theatre will be considered.

Submission FAQ

Find answers to common questions about submitting work to Diversionary Theatre. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us below and we’ll be happy to help!

Is my work LGBTQIA+ enough to be considered?

Part of Diversionary’s mission is to tell the story of the LGBTQIA+ community, which we accomplish by considering works that have queer characters, themes, or are by queer playwrights. If at least one of these three applies, submit away!

My work is not full-length! Do you accept short plays?

We do not currently accept short plays for consideration. If you have an evening of short plays that are meant to be performed together as a unit, we can consider that as a full-length. Consider them as a whole and follow the same guidelines above.

How long will it take before I hear back from you?

We get a lot of submissions. It may take up to 12 months to respond and let you know whether we would like to see the full piece or not.

Should I follow up with you?

While your enthusiasm is very much appreciated, we are doing our best to respond in a timely manner and would prefer no follow ups after your initial submission. Rest assured, your submission will be reviewed as our scheduling allows, and we will be in touch. 

Can I resubmit work?

If you submitted a piece before December of 2014, please resubmit following the new guidelines. Once a work has been submitted in that format, please do not resubmit the work. If you have any uncertainty about the quality of your piece, we encourage you to attend a Wordplay Tuesdays meeting and get feedback from your peers and other professional playwrights so that you’re only submitting the most refined version of your piece to us. 

Will I get feedback on my submission?

While we wish we could give feedback to everyone who makes a submission, due to the volume of submissions and the limited size of our staff, we are unable to provide feedback. However, we encourage you to attend a Wordplay Tuesdays meeting which is a free workshop where playwrights come together and share their work and provide feedback, encouragement, and ideas on how to turn your work into the best version of your vision. 

What happens next?

We will be in touch regardless of if your piece is accepted or not. If we would like to see the full-length work, we will request it from you. Again, this could take up to 12 months, so please be patient when awaiting a response. Rest assured we will be in contact with you again to follow up.

We know the (often overwhelming) time and effort the submission process takes for playwrights, and we appreciate your hard work and wish you the best in all your endeavors. For that reason, we will be in touch regardless of our decision, as we respect your time just as you respect ours.

Thank you for considering Diversionary Theatre for your submission!

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Overtime Theater is seeking new works from LGBTQ+ playwrights for its 2022 New Play Development Series


Deadline: May 28, 2022 1:59 PM 

The Overtime Theater in San Antonio, Texas is seeking new works from LGBTQ+ playwrights for its 2022 New Play Development Series in June. 

The chosen play will be given a staged reading at the Overtime Theater in celebration of National LGBTQ+ Pride Month. The script submissions window is open from March 18, 2022 until 11:59 p.m. May 28, 2022.

In light of Covid-19 protocols, the Overtime Theater is seeking plays that require one to five actors. Previously unproduced full-length and one-act plays are welcome, as well as longform monologues. The chosen play (or plays) will be given two rehearsals and one staged reading, which includes an audience feedback session.

The purpose of this program is to give new and seasoned playwrights an opportunity to further develop new works.

Plays that have been selected for a staged reading in the 2022 New Play Development Series include: “Coco Queens” by LaDarrion Williams, “Blurred Life” by Dawn Xavier-Franklin, “Lucky Numbers” by Hope Hommersand, and “The Reverend Dr. Paul(i) Murray by Ada A.

Devoted to producing new and original work, the Overtime is particularly interested in bold, innovative plays from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum that are both provocative and entertaining.

For environmental reasons, the Overtime Theater is unable to accept script submissions delivered by mail or in person. Only submissions in a Word document or PDF will be considered. Applicants should use the title of the play as the name of the document, followed by the full name of the playwright. One play per applicant. The Overtime accepts submissions from writers based in the U.S. or Canada.

The Overtime Theater, an all-volunteer organization, compensates playwrights with one equal share of donations to our tip jar at the end of the play’s one-night presentation.

Submissions should be sent to submissions@theovertimetheater.org. Attn: Jade Esteban Estrada, artistic director. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. May 28, 2022.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize 2022


Deadline: April 30, 2022

The deadline has been moved forward by a couple of weeks to
Deadline: May 15, 2022

Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize accepts plays on any topic affecting the LGBTQ+ community, and the promotion of diversity in love, society, politics and culture.

We dedicate the 2022 Carlo Annoni Prize to all those individuals that fight to see their right to love respected both in Italy and in the world, and to those experiencing discrimination because of their identity.

No majority will ever be able to abolish a minority’s feeling of diversity from their consciousness (Pier Paolo Pasolini)

Two plays (one in English and one in Italian) will be awarded the amount of 1.000 Euros each.

Special mentions might be given to:
  • BEST SHORT PLAY: a special mention will be given to a short play of a maximum of 10 minutes length
  • NEXT GENERATION: A special mention will be assigned to a play chosen by a jury of under 25s

Plays must be submitted via email at info@premiocarloannoni.eu by 30th April 2022
For info, jury details and regulations, please check
No participation fee is required.

We are happy to consider plays that have already been performed.

The award ceremony will take place in September 2022.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Left Coast Theatre Co.'s newest anthology reading - "Unheard Voices"


Deadline: May 22, 2022 11:59 PM

This will be an anthology of 6 or 7 pieces written by and for members of queer communities who have been underserved by the broader/mainstream LGBTQ+ movement. Are you trans, non-binary, QTBIPOC, bi, pan, ace, aro, demi, neurodivergent, have a disability, or are part of any community that has been underserved by the LGBTQ+ community? We want to hear your stories!

Please submit your script by 11:59pm on Sun, 5/22

Chosen scripts will be part of a staged reading in August and will be considered for a full production in 2023.

Full submission details can be found on our website.

We ask for submitters to fill out the following form to submit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMsBSqPg7qzfGxSXOSRjC3P-ecsx8mafefuMDAiKD9R2iyWw/viewform

Play Requirements:

  • Play must not have been previously produced in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Plot must concern those who have been underserved by the broader/mainstream LGBTQ+ movement.
  • No more than four (4) characters
  • Simple and minimal set pieces and props
  • No more than 15 pages, or the equivalent of 10-15 minutes in length. Please do not submit longer scripts – they will not be read

Scripts must be submitted in the following format

  • 1” margins on all sides
  • Font: Times New Roman, 12 pt
  • Stage directions in parentheses and indented 2.5” from the left and 1” from the right
  • Character names indented 3” from the left
  • Dialogue is not indented either on the left or the right
  • Include complete contact information on the front page as noted. This will allow us to notify you whether your play has been selected
  • Include a one-paragraph synopsis of the plot of the play as shown in the template

Unheard Voices is a development project. The script you submit should be the one you want performed at the reading, but the playwrights selected will have the opportunity to do some rewriting before the final production.

There is no limit on the number of scripts any one playwright may submit; however, each script must be submitted separately.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Fulton Festival of New Works STORIES OF DIVERSITY


Deadline: April 30, 2022


Open to playwrights throughout Lancaster County (PA) and beyond, Stories of Diversity invites writers to submit new plays or musicals celebrating perspectives from the spectrum of diversity, including voices from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+, and religious and economic diversity.

The Festival will be accepting submissions through April 30th, finalists will be announced June 3rd and presented August 19th & 20th.

A Play or Musical

Must involve no more than 6 actors (can play multiple characters).

Must be original.

Must deal with the subject of inclusion, equity, diversity, or accessibility.

The play or musical is a living, breathing piece of art, and this is a first step in development.

We encourage creators to embrace feedback and suggested changes.

Play or Musical must be 60 minutes or longer.

2 Members of each of the four selected creative teams will be invited to attend the festival, which will include travel and accommodations. Other members of the team are invited at their own expense.

The winning play or musical of the festival, will receive a $500 cash prize.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

All Out Arts Development Play Reading Series


Deadline: April 24, 2023


The 2022 Developmental Readings

ALL OUT ARTS is now accepting submissions for the curated DEVELOPMENTAL PLAY READINGS Series, a part of the 2022 Fresh Fruit Festival season. Application deadline is Sunday, April 24, 2023. 3 To 4 plays will be selected for presentation in late May through Early June 2022. Authors are encouraged to submit early; we understand these are drafts, and expect revisions.

Readings will be widely advertised, and hosted on a wide-band virtual Webinar with an audience Q&A following. Authors will receive $100 stipends toward their prep work upon reading presentation.

*New York City regional artists who have been temporarily relocated by the Coronavirus epidemic, please submit a note of explanation with your submission.


Stipends to accepted authors, as noted.

Limited virtual rehearsal space if you do not have a paid account.

Dramaturgical advice upon request by authors for specific problems.

Technical advice on the Webinar format, including free Sound & Video consults based on your early virtual rehearsal. We expect technical rules to be followed to provide a consistent quality for viewers.

A full-color program in a free PDF-file format made available online.

Area-wide advertising.


A fully-cast, fully rehearsed, “virtual” book-reading of a NEW work in development, dealing with some aspects of LGBTQ life.

A Director AND Stage Manager (important for the high degree of technical attention required).

All Out Arts is a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity presenter. For 20 years we have presented works by artists from all the performing and visual arts from every known (and a few unknown) corners of the LGBT & Q world, regardless of race, ethnicity, or faith. We urge diverse and inclusive casting, and sensitivity to BIPOC origins and culture.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Strides Collective Emerging Playwrights Program 2022 Cohort


Deadline: April 8, 2022 11:59 PM

The Strides Collective, a Philadelphia-area queer theatre company, is seeking emerging playwrights to participate in a long-term collaborative cohort: The Emerging Playwrights Program 2022 Cohort. This is a remote play development opportunity that will culminate in a live, in-person reading of your work’s progress, as part of our ongoing commitment to serving and providing a safe and productive environment emerging queer playwrights. 

The EPP 2022 Cohort will be a five-month-long writers' room from May to October 2022, focused on the growth and future of one work by each Cohort Member, culminating in an in-person presentation celebrating each member’s progress. It is a highly collaborative development process, meant to facilitate the growth of a play that is still a new idea, or one that has been sitting on the back burner.

Submissions are open NOW and will be accepted until 11:59pm on April 8th!

Click on each of the questions below to learn a little bit more about what it means to be emerging and what we’re looking for in our selection process!

The states highlighted in red and marked with triangles are states from which qualifying playwrights may submit (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and the Metro D.C. Area)


To us, Emerging Playwrights are those who have not had their work fully produced before, or who may not have the resources or means to have their work developed otherwise. Whether you’re young in your playwrighting career or seeking a change of direction in your career path, we’d be happy to consider your work!


We highly encourage unfinished works - not just a concept, but does not need to be a finished draft.

We are seeking submissions that:

Have not had a full production (workshops and other readings are okay.)

Call for no more than 5 actors (doubling of parts is fine.)

Are a modern play and original in content - not a period piece, adaptation, or musical.

Align with The Strides Collective mission ("...theatrical work by Emerging Playwrights that embraces the queer experience through authentic, modern, and innovative storytelling."

Playwrights must be 18+, queer-identifying folx who are residing in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, or Maryland / the Metro D.C. Area). Priority will be given to those in closer proximity to Philadelphia in hopes of having writers present for the culminating reading.


Throughout a member's time in the Cohort, The Strides Collective will devote time and resources towards the artistic development of a full-length play of their choosing, alongside meet-ups with fellow EPP 2022 Cohort members. Some of these offerings include:

A dedicated dramaturg working to facilitate the play's growth;

A selected cast for the culminating reading;

A "graduation gift" of curated resources to offer future support for each playwright and their work.


The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm on Friday, April 8th. Interviews for applicants in consideration will occur on a rolling basis, with final selections made before April 22nd. Cohort meetings will begin remotely May 1st, with the culminating presentation in October in Philadelphia.

Friday, December 17, 2021

19th Annual Mainstage Fresh Fruit Festival


Deadline: December 31, 2021

All Out Arts is accepting submissions for the 19th Annual Mainstage portion of the Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s grassroots, multidisciplinary, international festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer arts and culture. 

The festival will occur over two weeks in early May at The Wild Project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Entries are accepted through January 24, 2022. Thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and others, there are no submission fees for early applicants (by Jan. 1), and no performance fees are required.

The Fresh Fruit Festival’s goal is to present the whole spectrum of LGBTQ lives as expressed through new Theatre, Performance Art, Dance, Video, Film, Graphic Arts, Music & various other forms of artistic expression.

Submissions in all artistic disciplines & lengths are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase a spectrum of the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows.

The Festival provides AEA-approved performance venues & insurance, marketing & publicity assistance, ticketing services, professional theater staff (logistics manager; a light or sound technician; front of house), repertory lighting plot & sound system, networking events, box-office shares, & more!

Early Submission Deadline: Fri Dec. 31, 2021 (No Submission Fee)
Final Deadline: Mon Jan. 24, 2021 ($25 Reading Fee required after December 31st)

If you are applying from out-of-town: (25+ miles from New York City), you must include a note about how you intend to produce your show (& cast, direct, execute a local publicity campaign, etc.) if you are out of town. You may use the “Performance History” section of the form. All shows must be locally produced.

Questions? – If you are applying in the Poetry, Dance, or Film categories, – or if you have any other questions about the submission process, please email a letter of interest: submissions [at] freshfruitfestival [dot] com. For short questions use our Contact Form. A full listing and download site for ALL festival hints, rules, tech notes, etc. will be published here soon.

Process: The application form must be completed entirely on-line, so we recommend that you please download and print a practice blank copy of the form HERE to prepare your answers in advance. On the real application below most spaces will expand as you type, and you will be able to upload files as .PDF .RTF .TXT or .DOC files, or simply provide tested links. When you are ready, go to the online application below (You can always update your information or files later via email):


Saturday, December 4, 2021

Submissions are now open for CapitalQ Theatre Festival


Deadline: December 15, 2021

StageQ's mission is to celebrate and advance theatre written by and about LGBTQ+ peoples.

We are looking for One-act plays, 15-60 minutes in length, at all levels of development from playwrights of all levels of experience. Chosen plays will be performed as part of our one-act festival that will run during Pride Month 2022. 

This weekend-long festival in June will be filled with one-act plays submitted from local and national playwrights, along with various theater-focused workshops. This weekend will be a celebration of original queer stories told by up-and-coming queer playwrights. We thank you so much for your interest in being part of this new Pride Month tradition!

We are interested in plays at all levels of development from playwrights of all levels of experience. What we are looking for is an exciting story surrounding the queer experience that begs to be performed on stage. Our goal is to aid playwrights in presenting the story they are excited to tell on stage, with whatever resources they find valuable. We are defining a one-act play as a play between 15 and 60 minutes long that takes place over one act.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Strides Collective seeks members


Deadline: December 1, 2021 11:59 EST

THE STRIDES COLLECTIVE is a theatre company originally established in Philadelphia and operated with help from individuals across the Mid-Atlantic area. Founded by Artistic Director Jonathan Edmondson in early 2020, The Strides Collective produces works of theatre by queer artists, about queer stories, and for all audiences with the goal of normalizing the conversation about queer identity, creating a safe haven for emerging artists to tell their stories and giving them the ability to express themselves freely without fear of judgment. We produce original works both in person and online that innovate on the ideas of what it means to create theatre and to diversify the stories often not heard about queer experiences.

The Strides Collective is currently composed of 12 volunteer Collective Members who perform administrative and artistic duties for the company. We are looking for new individuals to join us as Collective Members for the upcoming 2022 Season, committing to approximately 2-4 hours of work per week. While meetings are conducted remotely, we highly encourage applicants who reside in the Greater Philadelphia Area to apply.

Transparency is one of our core values; as such, we want to state upfront that all Collective members are currently volunteers. We deeply value our members' time and passion; as a Collective, we all assist each other to create a safe and healthy working environment. We recognize that the requirements of this opportunity may not be a fit for everyone. Our hope is to provide at least a $100 stipend before the end of 2022, and as we continue to grow, we look to create more stable financial compensation. If you have any questions, please email us at TheStridesCollective@gmail.com.

The Strides Collective provides equal opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, disability, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic. Applicants from historically underrepresented groups in the theatre industry are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are due by Wednesday, December 1st at 11:59pm EST. Click on each of the position titles below to learn more about the role and responsibility. To apply, please fill out this Application form or use the button below. We look forward to reading about you and your desire to work with our Collective!

Thursday, November 4, 2021

All Out Arts, Inc. / Fresh Fruit Festival, CALL for SHORT RADIO PLAYS


Deadline: Rolling Deadlines - End December, Mid January, Mid February


An official part of the 20th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts

It’s that “Old Time Radio” time again . . .

All Out Arts is accepting script applications for a new series of RadioPlays, to be presented this winter, as part of the Fresh Fruit Radio podcast. January – April 2022. 
These can be original drafts for radio, or adapted for Radio from your existing works.

The play must have a running time of 25 to 55 minutes, in either a 1 or 2-act format, and involve a cast of 2 to 6 principals.

> 3 to 4 Accepted plays will be given a $250 producing-author stipend upon broadcast, and All NYC artists involved will be eligible for our Equipment Purchase/upgrade Subsidy program.

> The Festival provides technical rehearsal, and performance recording on a high-quality audio channel if desired, plus technical guidance and audio post-processing for your recorded tracks.

> We can work with YOUR sound designer to enhance movement or ambiance cues.

> The schedule allows for roughly one play monthly, for January to April of 2022. We provide a full program book which expands to cover the entire RadioPlay series as above.

Note: Rolling Deadlines - End December, Mid January, Mid February. But Please apply as early as possible; you can always revise scripts later.

Last year’s Program Book and RadioPlay podcasts are available on our website. We provide a high degree of hand-holding in the development process of moving your creative vision to a Radio format. 

And thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor's Office, there are NO application fees or participation fees, and ALL accepted producers receive the $250 author/producer's stipend.

Your RadioPlay production “team”

Besides the performing talent, you must assemble a required creative team:
> A DIRECTOR who beside overseeing dramatic and timing issues, has an eye for virtual presentation, including a realistic “suggestion” of blocking, and a breakdown of all entrances and exits which are to be simulated.

> This is a “Radio” presentation; so a real SOUND DESIGNER is required! We will work WITH your Sound Designer to solve audio problems, enhance spatial and ambiance cues, customize background ambiance, and tailor licensed music samples where appropriate. We also have a large library of foley sound cues you may draw from.

> A STAGE MANAGER is needed to watch for technical issues: Continuity; Unwanted background noise; Distortion in sound tracks, etc.

Apply for “Early Decision” if you can be ready for a late January broadcast premier. Please go to our full-season breakout page and choose the RADIOPLAYS division:

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Submissions sought for an LGBTQ+ anthology

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Deadline: October 15, 2021

Submissions sought for an LGBTQ+ anthology of writing by trans and non binary playwrights of 5-10 minute plays that reflects trans and non binary perspectives for possible publication in a volume edited by Joan Lipkin and Jon Fraser. 

We would accept an excerpt from a longer piece that stands well on its own.

Include a brief bio of the author, where, if applicable the play has been performed, and a synopsis of the play. Various aesthetics are welcomed. We are not only looking for realism.

We only accept pieces for which the artist owns copyrights, if previously published, and can reprint without charge or penalty.

All playwrights will retain the rights to their work.

All submissions will be read multiple times, including by a diverse LGBTQ+ committee.

An honorarium will be provided.

Submissions sent to: Thatuppitytheatrecompany@gmail.com

Sunday, September 26, 2021

2021 Fair Play Initiative Commission


Deadline: September 27, 2021 11:59 PM

Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University (FAU), is now accepting applications for The 2021 Fair Play Initiative: a commission and development program for LGBTQ+ plays and stories. 

Through generous support from Our Fund Foundation, The 2021 Fair Play Initiative will provide a commission for a new full-length stage play highlighting the stories and issues of the LGBTQ+ community. The commissioned play will receive an in-person, week-long development process culminating in a publicly presented staged reading at Theatre Lab during the 2022 New Play Festival (January 7-9, 2022).

Theatre Lab invites interested playwrights to submit proposals for a commissioned work. Applications are open from September 14, 2021 through 11:59pm on September 27, 2021. Interested playwrights should email a bio (200 words or less), a brief summary of their proposed play (200 words or less), and 3 pages of sample work to theatrelab@fau.edu using the subject line: 2021 FPI STAGE APP.

After reviewing the applications, Theatre Lab will select one playwright to receive the commission no later than October 10, 2021. The playwright will receive an initial stipend of $2000 to begin work with an additional $2000 payable upon completion of the public reading. Selected candidates will demonstrate a lengthy history of supporting and engaging with the LGBTQ+ community and a deep understanding of the issues, stories, and concerns within the community.

The initial drafting process will be completed by November 20. The play will then be scheduled for a week-long development process, receiving no less than 15 hours of rehearsal before a reading for an audience. The playwright will be present for the entire rehearsal process, the reading, and take part in a post-show discussion with the audience about the play and the process. Theatre Lab will then retain “right of first refusal” for a world premiere production during or before the 2023-24 season.

Although not a requirement, Theatre Lab is particularly interested in stories based on or inspired by important events in LGBTQ history. Playwrights who reside in Florida - particularly those in South Florida - are strongly encouraged to submit. If you have any questions please email theatrelab@fau.edu. No phone calls please.

Monday, August 30, 2021

The Strides Collective Emerging Playwrights Initiative

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Deadline: September 8, 2021



The Strides Collective offers a special opportunity for emerging playwrights to have a chance to have their scripts edited, workshopped, and performed. These programs can take the form of full residencies, which culminate in some sort of final produced element, or workshops, which are strictly developmental processes with no final audience-facing production.

To us, Emerging Playwrights are those who have not had their work fully produced before or may not have the resources or means to have their work developed otherwise. Wherever you’re young in your playwrighting career or seeking a change of direction in your life, we’d be happy to consider your work!


Submissions are open to emerging, queer-identifying playwrights in PA, NJ, DE, and NY. The following qualifications must also be met:

You must be 18+ to submit.
Scripts should be full-length plays of at least 50 pages.
Plays submitted should not have had a full production; workshops and other readings are okay.
Plays should call for no more than 5 actors (doubling of parts is fine).

Plays must be aligned with The Strides Collective’s mission.


Our Emerging Playwrights Initiative looks to serve finished – but not final – drafts. Selected playwrights will receive personalized dramaturgical feedback on drafts, an intimate community space of playwrights, the opportunity to hear their work read aloud by local actors, and the possibility of further development beyond the residency’s timeline with The Strides Collective. 


A PDF of a 20-page selection of your full script
A separate PDF of the full draft of the script
A short artistic statement about yourself and your play
Please include your last name and the title of your piece in the file names (i.e. LastName_PlayTitle.pdf)

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