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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Shiny Unicorn Productions seeks 10-minute plays


Deadline: July 8 2022 midnight

We are ready to announce our next Themed Women's Playwright Festival....


There is no mandatory item and we encourage you to interpret confessions as you see fit.

We have a few slots available and are looking forward to your submissions!


Plays should be 10 mins in length or shorter.

The festival will take place on Saturday, Aug 20th at 7:00pm EST. Submissions are due by midnight Friday, July 8th. 

*This is a virtual festival. 

**SUP festivals are DIY. 

However, we are available to assist if you need actors/directors.  We cannot, at this stage in our development offer a royalty fee but we are working on those next steps!


Complete the form below to submit today! 


Saturday, July 2, 2022

Swipes: Tales of Online Dating seeks 10-minute plays


Deadline: July 20, 2022

The company will take submissions that will then be judged by our creative jury. The ten plays chosen will be performed in early November in Saline Michigan.

Here are the parameters and information for submissions.The play must be performed in approximately ten minutes.
  • Submissions must be in by July 20.
  • The ten plays chosen will be selected by August 15.
  • Auditions/Casting to perform the plays will take place in mid to late August.
  • If the writer also wishes to direct the play, indicate such on your submission. Otherwise, we will assign a director.
  • The play should not involve more than four actors.
  • The story must be about online dating at its core, experiences, vignettes, etc.
  • Tickets to attend the festival will be $15, and will post after the casts are set.
  • The creative jury will score each play, and a grand prize “Best Play In Show” will be awarded in the form of a $100 cash prize, a plaque and recognition as a Wilde Award Winner For Best Short Play.
  • All playwrights will receive a certificate of merit for clearing the jury selection process and having their play performed, and receive recognition on EncoreMichigan.com.
  • It is possible that we will have a sponsor that will underwrite the filming of the festival, which will then be available on Youtube.
  • Playwrights can submit more than one play, and more than one play from the same playwright may be chosen. Selection is based on quality.
  • All net proceeds will benefit the ongoing operations of EncoreMichigan, specifically to offset monthly server fees for the website and gas for reviewers to get to shows.
  • Submissions should be emailed as a proof-read PDF to EncorePress@gmail.com by July 20 with “Swipes” in the Subject Heading. Make sure your name, email, phone number, play title and whether you plan to direct your own play is on the first page along with the Characters/age/gender of characters, etc.
  • Playwrights so inspired are encouraged to submit stories that embrace diversity of all kinds–all races, genders, ages, LGBTQ characters.
  • Any questions can be directed to Encorepress@gmail.com

Friday, July 1, 2022

Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2022 Virtual Play Festival seeks 10-minute plays (& short musicals)


Deadline: September 22, 2022

Submissions are now being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2022 Virtual Play Festival. 

Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the globe. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! We post your YouTube link of the performance to the festival site for voting. One submission per playwright. No submission fees. Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. We do not produce your work; we provide a virtual venue for you to present actors performing your play. There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too! 

Deadline: September 22. 2022 (end of summer). Email: equitylibrarytheater@gmail.com.

We will also be hosting a free in person live version of the festival in New York City in August, with room for up to 30 short plays. Please let us know, when submitting, if you’d like to participate in that as well.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Tiger's Heart Players seeks new work

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Submissions on a rolling basis - no deadline


(the latter to be read in full, in installments)

Multiple Submissions are fine. Response time is usually swift—within a couple of weeks.

NOTE: Tiger’s Heart Payers does NOT cast your play for a Reading, but we will be more than happy to assist.

(Production is an entirely different matter.)

We are especially interested in work from Women, Outliers of all description--Playwrights & Actors around the globe!

Submit @ Tigersheartplayers@gmail.com.

PDF or Word Accepted

Lab Sessions are posted each weekend on our Facebook Page @ Tiger’s Heart Players

Friday, January 21, 2022

Open-Door Playhouse podcast submission guidelines

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Open-Door Playhouse is a monthly podcast harking back to live radio theater broadcasts. Created to introduce New Plays, New Writers, and… a wealth of unknown talent. Giving them the opportunity to have their works created in sound studios as opposed to live stage productions and presented on the Podcast as “Radio Productions.” 

Play submissions will be solicited online, outreach centers and word of mouth. Broadcasts will be once a month (to start) and grow as demand requires. 

Long term goal is to reach out to undeserved writing communities: prisons, school and community groups to provide an avenue to have their voices heard, via plays, short stories or poetry, and to establish Podcast as its own 501c3 organization.

To submit your play contact:open-doorplayhouse@gmail.com

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Irvington Theater Arts Incubator Short Playfest


Deadline: January 31, 2022 11:59 PM EST

After a tremendous inaugural festival in 2021, we are thrilled to once again accept script submissions for the Arts Incubator Short Play Fest, which will debut and stream for free on YouTube from February 25 - March 5, 2022.

Celebrating short, new, and in-development works of theater, the virtual festival is an opportunity for playwrights to experiment with the medium — and a platform to share their work with a wider audience.

Plays should be unpublished and no more than 15 pages in length. 

Playwrights should only submit one script. 

Playwrights are responsible for assembling the cast and creative team as needed; this is an unpaid, non-union opportunity.

Festival participants will be announced by February 7, 2022. If selected, playwrights (and their teams) will be asked to deliver a recorded video of their play by February 20, 2022. This could be as simple as a screen recording of a Zoom call, but we encourage you to embrace the video format in an interesting and deliberate way. This video file must be in the MP4 format, with an HD resolution:1280x720 (720p, 16:9 aspect ratio) or 1920x1080 (1080p, 16x9 aspect ratio).

Your video will stream for free on YouTube with other festival selections from February 25 through March 5, 2022 — or for as long as you’d like! Festival selections will be promoted across Irvington Theater social media and widely circulated emails, our website, and in-person signage throughout the village of Irvington, NY. 

To submit, email a PDF of your play to ITArtsIncubator@yahoo.com with the subject “Short Play Fest Submission: [Name of Play] by [Name of Playwright].” Please tell us about yourself and the vision for your virtual production, including the names of your cast and creative team (or a plan of intent to secure them). If you have a headshot, resume, bio, and/or website link to include, please do.

Questions? Email us at ITArtsIncubator@yahoo.com.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Premiere the Play – the Podcast – submissions now open for 2023 season


Deadline: January 17, 2022

“Premiere the Play” is a podcast featuring audio performances of new stage plays. The podcast can be found on all major podcast platforms. 


· Our goal is to fill our season with diversity, so all topics, time periods, cultures, etc. are welcome.

· English, however, must be the main language.

· The play must be an unproduced STAGE play (not radio play, screen play, or zoom play).

· The play should run no less than 30 mins and no more than 2 hours.

· Maximum cast size of 6.

· No musicals... yet...

· All elements of the play must be in the public domain and not under copyright.

· Stage directions that provide essential information will be included in the final episode so they must be clean and clear.

· Only one play may be submitted per playwright for each submission call period.

The plays will be chosen on a BLIND BASIS: All identifying information about the playwright will be removed before the play is distributed to our Play Selection Committee, thus ensuring that the plays are chosen based on the work itself and not the gender, race, age, etc. of the playwright.

Once chosen, each play will be cast, rehearsed, and recorded. The recordings will only be used on the podcast and for promotional purposes. Playwrights will be compensated 4% of net profits from the episode of their play.

As a theatre company with youth programs, our goal is for at least 50% of the season to not include explicit language.

Submission Instructions:

To submit, email the following to submissions@deanproductionstheatre.com:

· The complete script (.pdf or .doc only, please) with the playwright’s identifying information only on the title page

· A full Character Breakdown

· A synopsis

· The playwright’s name, address, email address, and phone number (won’t be seen by the Selection Committee)

For more information, visit www.DeanProductionsTheatre.com and find the audio-only podcast, Premiere the Play, on your favorite podcast platform.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Experimental Theater Writing Workshop - Winter 2022

Seeking female or female-identifying experimental writers for the Winter 2022 Experimental Theater Writing Workshop. This is a series of ten Zoom classes/workshops held every Tuesday evening from 02/01 - 04/05. Classes will consist of discussions of homework material; prompt assignment; readings of work generated in class. The last class will consist of final presentations.

Meta-modernism posits itself as a ‘post-ideological’ condition that stresses engagement, affect, and storytelling through "ironic sincerity”—something unachievable for post-modern pastiche. And yet, does fragmentation automatically exclude engagement, sincerity or irony? In seeking a representative experience of our world--writing that reflects who we are--we might continue to delve into our inner selves, allowing ourselves to represent the world as we experience it—both logically and illogically with engagement, sincerity and irony.

The goals of this course are multifaceted: 1) to gain theatrical writing techniques which expand the writer’s current theatrical repertoire; 2) to understand writing techniques as a representation of the writer’s inner response; and 3) to create a short experimental theatrical work derived from dreams.

  • Only 1 submission per playwright
  • 1 experimental writing sample. Each sample is up to 10 pages only. 
  • Title page on sample should contain:
    • title
    • name
    • contact info
  • Second page should contain:
    • Character breakdown
    • setting
    • time
file name of sample play should read: titleOfPlay_lastname_exp.pdf

Writers will be selected based on the nature of the work submitted and availability. By experimental, we mean work that challenges the conventional elements of theater. If selected, the fee is $350.

Apply here: https://forms.gle/13rhg9Hwnysbqstw9

Deadline: Jan 21st, 2022 5PM

Web: www.suzannewillett.com

FB: @etww19nyc

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Submit a short play to The Painkiller Project


Deadline: November 4, 2021 GMT


Before submitting your script, please make sure that:

Your name, email address and any personal details do NOT appear anywhere on your script. This is to prevent any unconscious bias that might otherwise occur. Scripts that do include information that reveals your identity will not be considered.

Your script is no longer than 1500 words, including directions and character names

It includes a title page with a title, a synopsis and a casting suggestion for each character (none of this is included in your word count.)

It is written for either 1 or 2 actors

It is either a PDF or Word file

It has not previously been submitted to project. We do not accept re-submissions unless specifically asked for.

Finally, please do not submit more than one script per submission window.

Monday, October 18, 2021

American Renaissance Theater Company workshop for Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander playwrights


Deadline: October 31, 2021

American Renaissance Theater Company – a developmental and producing organization founded in 1974 and based in New York City – seeks to expand its already diverse membership by inviting applications from Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander playwrights.

A dynamic community of theater professionals, ARTC's membership includes actors and directors as well as writers who encompass the full range of gender, age and sexual orientations. We want to extend a welcome to the voices of all writers who believe they would benefit from the supportive process of our weekly workshop.

The workshop meets at a midtown New York studio every Tuesday (via Zoom during Covid).

For more information on who we are and the work we’ve developed and produced (both live and on Zoom) – please go to our website: http://www.americanrenaissancetheater.com

Preliminary submissions should consist of the first 20 pages from a full-length or one-act play. 

Please send your writing sample and bio or resume to: artcorg@gmail.com

We aim to respond to applications within three months of receipt.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2022 Virtual Play Festival

Deadline: March 30, 2022

Submissions are now being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2022 Virtual Play Festival. 

Seeking short plays (no more than 15 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the globe. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! 

We post your YouTube link of the performance to the festival site for voting. One submission per playwright. No submission fee. 

Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. 

We do not produce your work, we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play. There are no costs involved for anyone. 

Seeking actors and directors, too.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Abingdon Theatre Company Festival of Short Plays


Deadline: October 8, 2021

Abingdon Theatre Company continues to be committed to creating opportunities for all voices to be heard. With this in mind, the company has announced their Festival of Short Plays. A one-week virtual festival shedding light on stories by people of color. Three new short pieces will be selected which were created and to be performed and directed by people of color. At the conclusion of the festival, a diverse panel of judges, theatre professionals who are BIPOC, will select a winner who will receive a $500 stipend to be used to support further exploration of their work.

Any BIPOC playwrights interested in submitting should meet the following criteria:

- Plays should be no more than 45 pages in length

- Original pieces only

- Only complete, finished pieces will be accepted

- Plays should not have been previously published or performed

- No musicals

Please email your piece along with a headshot and resume to Beatriz Cavalieri, Abingdon’s Associate Director of New Works, at bcavalieri@abingdontheatre.org.

- Rehearsals and recordings will take place from November 1st to November 10th.

- Submission deadline: October 8th.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Show Me the Monologue Playwriting Competition


Deadline: October 1, 2021
Paterson NJ


Calling all playwrights to tell their stories that resonate with diverse communities. The Paterson Performing Arts Development Council is accepting entries as part of its annual Show Me The Monologue Playwriting Competition. The first place winning playwright whose work is chosen will receive a main stage theater production as part of the lineup in the Hamilton Arts Festival (HAF) 2022. As PPADC’s playwright in residence, the writer will receive developmental support that includes a $500 stipend, dramaturge, director, casting, stage manager, tech operators, and set design. Second-place winner will receive dramaturgy support and a stage reading of his/her/their work during HAF.

HAF events and activities will take place from June 16 - 25, 2022, enabling both arising and accomplished artists to present work that deepens their practice as well as entertains, enlightens, and engages Paterson’s diverse communities.

At the Paterson Performing Arts Development Council (PPADC), a 501C3 nonprofit organization, our mission is to bring together multicultural communities through performing arts and cultural events, to create pathways for aspiring and accomplished artists, and to promote the native land of the Leni Lenape people called the City of Paterson, NJ as a regional hub for the creative arts.
Awards & Prizes

-1st place winner receives $500 stipend plus workshop or main stage production

- 2nd place winner receives stage reading

Rules & Terms

Step 1: Upload a video file (under 4 minutes) with an original written monologue from the play or musical script that you are submitting.

Step 2: Attach a full script (no outlines) typed and doubled space of the play from which your monologue is taken. For musicals, also include an audio recording (at least 4 songs as they appear in the script). Full-Act Plays or Musicals must be 60 minutes to 90 minutes in length and must depict a unique cultural experience, heritage perspective, and/or social justice issue.

Plays submitted should not have had a full stage production, however, other readings or workshops are okay. We are reaching out to playwrights who have not had their work fully produced before or may not have the resources or means to have their work developed.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Gallery Players 25th Annual Black Box New Play Festival

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Deadline: SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

Gallery Players is seeking plays for its 25th Annual Black Box New Play Festival to be held online January/February 2022. Each play selected will be given a virtual production with non-Equity actors. Playwrights must be available via Zoom or some other virtual venue for rehearsals and use this as an opportunity to continue work on their play.

We are specifically seeking plays from the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) playwriting community.


Submission guidelines:
  • Plays must be written to be performed via Zoom. The play can either be written expressly for a Zoom presentation, or must be adaptable to a Zoom format.
  • Plays must be un-produced (readings are OK); must be the play’s world premiere
  • Length of play: 10 minutes. No monologues. No period costume pieces.
  • You may submit no more than two (2) plays
  • Pages must be numbered
  • A cover page with title of the play and playwright’s contact information is required, along with a plot synopsis of the play and a character breakdown
  • Playwrights cannot direct their own work
Send two copies of your play(s), along with your resume, to:

Gallery Players
Black Box New Play Festival
199 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

We will only contact you if your play has been accepted into the festival. If you want confirmation that your mailing was received, please include a self-addressed stamped return postcard.

We do not accept emailed submissions.

We do not return scripts. Any scripts not chosen for the Festival will be destroyed to protect the copyright.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Two Strikes Theatre Collective Brown Sugar Bake-Off seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: September 3, 2021

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHTM5NKBY8Ct0lLj_S4U5dw

Submit via Google Forms: https://forms.gle/D1bjo4XkeXTvdPT38

If by email, format of the script: PDF, with playwright contact information removed (Blind Submission)

The length of plays wanted: 10-minute
Eligibility: Black women and Black non-binary persons
Playwright can submit more than one play
Submitters will be notified by email in mid-September

Friday, August 27, 2021

PlayZoomers Seek Script Submissions

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Deadline: August 31, 2021

PlayZoomers, Inc., a leading U.S. online theater company, is seeking scriptssuitable for Zoom productions, for our upcoming season beginning January 2022. We produce live, monthly performances, featuring plays of different genres and lengths, with cast sizes ranging from 2 - 20. We are pleased to work closely with playwrights to adapt their work to a digital platform while reaching a new audience. Visit our website at www.playzoomers.org.

With 55 plays professionally produced virtually in 2021, and with the involvement of over 150 playwrights, directors, designers, and actors, PlayZoomers has become the leading nonprofit theater company for online productions, with an international community. We welcome theatre artists andaudience members of all ages, genders, and backgrounds.

We are looking for plays of any genre and length (ten-minute, one-acts, and full-length) that is suitable for Zoom productions. Playwrights receive a small stipend for their work if selected.

Send your script to playzoomers@gmail.com. The deadline for this round ofsubmissions is August 31, 2021.

On the first page, please include the title, author, estimated run time, and contact info. On the next page, please include a logline/brief plot summary and a detailed character breakdown, well as any production history (plays donot need to be new) and a short playwright bio.

Please format your script according to guidelines conceived by playwright Sam Graber. Guidelines can be found at https://samgraber.com/2014/12/08/how-to-format-your-script/

At the end of the script, please describe production details, such as sets,costumes, props, music, and sound effects.

We will acknowledge your script submission but will only reach out to those whohave been selected to move on to the next step.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Tiger's Heart Players seeks new work


Submissions on a rolling basis - no deadline


(to be read in full, in installments)

Multiple Submissions are fine. Response time is usually swift—within a couple of weeks.

NOTE: Tiger’s Heart Payers does NOT cast your play for a Reading, but we will be more than happy to assist.

(Production is an entirely different matter.)

We are especially interested in work from Women, Outliars of all description, and Playwrights & Actors around the globe!

Submit @ Tigersheartplayers@gmail.com.

PDF or Word Accepted

Lab Sessions are posted each weekend on our Facebook Page @ Tiger’s Heart Players

Friday, August 13, 2021

The Strides Collective Emerging Playwrights Workshops

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Deadline: September 1, 2021 11:59 PM EDT

The Strides Collective, a new Philadelphia-area queer theatre company, is seeking TWO (2) PLAYWRIGHTS a to participate in separate one-month-long Emerging Playwrights Workshops over the course of November or December 2021. 

This is a REMOTE play development opportunity, conducted entirely over Zoom. The deadline for submissions is September 1st, 2021. Interviews for applicants in consideration will occur in mid-September, with final selections made before September 30th.

The Strides Collective Emerging Playwrights Initiative is a new play development program designed to give a safe and productive environment to “emerging playwrights,” those who have not had their work fully produced before or may not have the resources or means to have their work developed otherwise.

There is an available stipend of $500 for each workshop to be split amongst the creative teams (directors, playwrights, actors, dramaturg, etc.). Selected playwrights will receive personalized dramaturgical feedback on drafts, the opportunity to hear their work read aloud by actors, collaborate with a like-minded director, and be granted the possibility of further development beyond the workshop timeline with The Strides Collective. There will be no culminating, public-facing component of these workshops; they are strictly for developmental purposes.

Additional General Information:
  • We will be conducting three (3) one-month-long virtual development workshops with emerging queer playwrights. These workshops will involve an opportunity for playwrights to have their developing works directed, acted aloud, and revised in collaboration with those in the room.
  • This workshop will have a maximum of 25 hours allotted for rehearsal time for the month. Rehearsals are not to exceed that allotment in the interest of artists’ time and compensation.
  • We will be placing directors with playwrights. Placements will be made as seen fit depending on the director’s comforts and experiences with themes in the plays selected as well as how we believe they will successfully mesh and work with the playwright.
  • When selecting additional personnel (actors, stage manager, etc.) to assist in the process, please remember that this is a non-union opportunity.

For PLAYWRIGHTS, we are seeking individuals who:

  • Are emerging, queer-identifying writers, age 18+, residing in the Mid-Atlantic Region (PA, NJ, DE, and NY). 
  • Have not had their work professionally produced in full and/or published. The Strides Collective believes in creating opportunities for folks who otherwise do not have access to the resources they need to fully develop their work.
  • Currently have written a finished, but not final, draft of a full-length work of theatre. (Plays, ideally, not musicals). Plays should call for no more than 5 actors (doubling of roles is fine). Plays should be modern and original in content; no period pieces or adaptations, please. Plays must also be aligned with The Strides Collective mission.
  • Are either not involved in other development workshops, or confidently can say they have the availability to commit to this one as well.
  • Need a space to do heavy development work on their scripts, not finishing touches or small edits. 

How to apply:

Playwrights are to fill out the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/TkuGmHMsBJAQ6Y7y7

Playwrights are required to provide:

Separate PDFs of a 20 page selection of your full script, the full draft of the same script, your general availability for November/December, and a resume.

Deadline for submissions is 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021.

Questions? Visit StridesCollective.com or email us at TheStridesCollective@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Broadway on Demand Stage/Screen Shorts

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Deadline: none given


Calling all creators! Have you found a unique way to translate theater into film? Broadway on Demand is announcing a short film festival to celebrate the innovative ways we’ve given space to theatre in a socially distant world. We’re excited to host creators across different media who have built short films with streaming in mind.

The winning entry will be live streamed on the Emmy® OTT platform this fall.

Films must be no more than 30 minutes in length and should be submitted as a .mp4 file with a brief 2-5 sentence synopsis and any additional materials (trailers, graphics, etc.). 

Submissions should highlight the combination of theatre and film—i.e. theatrical content, films based on scripts, or content filmed in a theater.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Lost and Found Theatre New Works series open

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Deadline: July 31, 2021

In the pursuit of creating platforms for emerging artists and unique pieces, Lost and Found Theatre is thrilled to announce our new works series. Each month, a team of professional actors, directors, and designers across all backgrounds and locations will come together to tell new stories through the medium of virtual theatre. We will be in close collaboration with each artist and playwright, allowing for opportunities to develop the work further during their time with us on the digital stage.

Over the past year, virtual production has been a crucial way to keep the arts alive, connecting artists from around the world in acts of grief, healing, and storytelling. With live productions resuming in theatres, this medium now presents an exciting opportunity as a testing bed for experimenting with new works written for both stage and screen.

Submissions are now open for scripts of all lengths and genres! If you’d like to see your piece produced by LAFT during this exciting new season, submit through the Google Form here on our website.

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