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Jewish Plays Project

We are currently seeking unproduced full-length (65+ minutes) plays and musicals that focus on aspects of 21st Century Jewish identity, culture, and ideas, and the complex and intersectional nature of contemporary Jewish life. While we value history, we will always lean toward plays that tackle vibrant strands of today’s world: social, racial and economic justice; strong women in Jewish life; diverse stories of Jews of Color; LGBTQIA inclusion; new perspectives on Israel, environmentalism, and interfaith relations in addition to deep conversations about our complex and multifaceted identities. There is no submission fee. Writers may submit more than one script. Submissions from previous years are accepted, particularly if there is a new draft of the script. 

o Deadline:​ June 15

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:The following must be true of a submitted play or musical: 

  • contains significant Jewish themes, characters, content, or points of view.

  • It is in English, or primarily in English – we love plays that play with languages.

  • It is It is full length, meaning over around 75 minutes in length. (For a guide, that usually means 60 pages or more. We DO NOT review 10 or 20 minute plays.)

  • It has not had a full production in the NY Metro region, or a major regional theater (LORT C or above). 

  • The play has never been published in any form.

o Categories:​ Short Plays, Plays 

o Submission Information 


NY Spring/SummerFest 


o Deadline:​ July 30

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ All genres/submissions accepted from playwright that live no further than 30 miles from Manhattan and provided they are between 5 and 90 minutes long. Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate. PLAYS AND MUSICALS SUBMITTED MUST BE UNPRODUCED, OR PRODUCED BEFORE 2017, IN WHICH CASE CAN ONLY PARTICIPATE WITH A COMPLETELY NEW CAST AND CREW ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER PLAYWRIGHT IS PERMITTED

o Categories:Full-Length Plays, Musicals 

o Submission Information 


Commission for NEW PLAY featuring Master of Fine Arts students at Big 10 University

The Michigan State University Department of Theatre seeks to commission a playwright to write a new full-length play, scheduled for a fully-realized production in Spring 2024. The play will feature the work of current Master of Fine Arts Acting and Design students. We are seeking a new play with at least eight great roles that highlight the diversity of our MFA Actors. Meet them here: https://theatre.msu.edu/commission/ We imagine a collaborative process where the playwright and MFAs discuss themes, issues, and stories that collectively interest them. We seek an early-career or graduate student playwright (preferred, but not essential) interested in writing a play specifically for this group to culminate in public performances. As part of our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts, we encourage applications from playwrights from the Global Majority*. The chosen playwright will receive a $4000 fee to create a new play and participate in all the above-listed events over a year and a half. Funding will also be allocated for travel and housing for on-site developmental workshops and rehearsals.  

o Deadline:​ TBD

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:To apply, please upload the following items here by August 15, 2022.  

  • A completed full-length play.  

  • A statement related to your work and themes within it related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • An artist’s statement: One to two-page statement of your artistic mission, which introduces you, your process, and your body of work to us. Please also state what interests you about this project. 

  • A resume

o Categories:​ Plays 

o Submission Information 


The ATG PlayLab 

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.   

o Deadline:​ June 10

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:​ 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.  

o Categories:​ Short Plays, Plays 

o Contact:​ pandorascooter@gmail.com.  

o Submission Information 


What They Say 

This year will mark WHAT THEY SAY's first annual theater festival highlighting trans and gender non-conforming stories and voices! Hooray! Our inaugural festival will most likely be in a hybrid format, with a live performance that our playwrights will be more than welcome to join as well as a YouTube stream—more information to come! Should your play be selected, with your permission, we will also be editing together an anthology of the selected plays and shopping it around this upcoming year. We cannot guarantee payment, but we do hope to provide a small stipend if the books sells.

o Deadline:June 1

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:​ We are looking for very short (under 10 mins), ten minute, and one-act plays. Plays should be by a GNC/non-binary/Trans* writer; by an LGBT+ writer about the LGBT+ experience; or from any writer about gendered experience/identity specifically (see below for more on content**) If your play is over 20 pages, please identify a 10 page selection for us to read Make sure your formatting is consistent throughout (unless that is part of the play) Be sure to number your pages

o Categories:Short Plays 

o Contact:​ whattheysaytheater@gmail.com

o Submission Information 


Nylon Fusion Theatre Company

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company is currently accepting submissions of new works for future projects. RETROSPECT: The Worst of Times We have some epic fails in our past. Explore one of them. Was this a failure to all or just some? Could it have been prevented?   Should it have been prevented?  Take any angle you want, even speculating what it would mean if things were different. PROSPECT: The Future Every era has a “future” style. A future outlook based on the present. What does “future” look like now? What does it sound like? What does it feel like? We look at The Jetsons or Back To The Future and say “where is my flying car?” What do we expect now that we know that flying cars aren’t (yet?) a thing? Speculate. Have fun!

o Deadline:TBD

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:​ To be considered This Round's On Us please submit/email the following: A cover letter, brief synopsis, resume and full script to nylonsubmissions@gmail.com Please be specific as to which project you are submitting to. Write on the SUBJECT LINE For example: This Round’s On Us: The Worst Of Times, Jane Jones.

o Categories:Short Plays 

o Contact:nylonsubmissions@gmail.com

o Submission Information 


Keegan’s Boiler Room Series 

The Keegan Theatre believes that Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are essential in the open and honest exploration of the human condition. Through a commitment to these tenets in casting, staffing, and the selection of works, Keegan aims to enrich our world through art and action. Keegan Theatre, a professional, non-equity theatre in Washington, DC, is accepting submissions for development in its 22-23 Boiler Room Series AND possible inclusion as a full, world premiere production in a future mainstage season. Up to six pieces will be selected for a workshop process that will culminate in public staged readings, interviews, and audience talkbacks. At least one playwright from the 22-23 cohort will be commissioned to develop a world premiere for Keegan's 23-24 sea

o Deadline:​ July 1

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:All submissions must be 10 page excerpts from full-length plays aligned with the theatre's mission and our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion: To take audiences to the vital heart of the theater experience: extraordinary artists in an intimate setting exploring the human condition. To foster connections and positive change in our community through vigorous, inclusive, empowering education and outreach. Submitted work should not have had any significant development or a full production at another theatre. We're looking for truly NEW works here.

o Categories:​ Full-Length Plays 

o Submission Information


Chameleon Theatre

Chameleon Theatre Company is a Philadelphia-based company producing theatre from a woman’s perspective, especially plays dealing with issues such as gender, sexuality, feminism, ageism and violence. We tell stories from underrepresented social and political perspectives and about lesser-known female historical figures whose achievements deserve a wider audience. Chameleon performs new work and Philadelphia premieres and pursues production opportunities nationally and internationally.

o Deadline:​ Ongoing 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​  Chameleon welcomes new work by women. Please read our mission statement. If your play fits our mission please submit your bio, a synopsis, character list and the first 10 pages of the script to Lee Kiszonas here.

o Contact: hngdwmn@yahoo.com

o Categories:​ Short Plays, Full Length Plays 

o Submission Information


3GT Innovators Series 

3Girls Theatre seeks submissions for the Innovators Series on a year-round rolling basis. We are looking for women playwrights and/or women-led theater companies with experimental projects in early stages of development. The 3GT Innovators Series supports theater makers as they develop their work, providing development and production resources. 3GT also offers platforms for sharing their work with different communities, including Innovators Happy Hours at Google Community Space, which combine in-development “scratch” performances with a party atmosphere and networking opportunities for trailblazing peers from across San Francisco.

o When/Where: San Francisco, CA 

o Deadline:​ Rolling

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:Identify as a woman theater artist OR be a women-led theater company (women must feature prominently in leadership roles, though not necessarily exclusively)

- Live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area

- Create performances that challenge formal convention and push thematic boundaries

- Commit to one 30min "scratch" performance at Google Community Space

- Commit to attending the Happy Hour scratch performances of other Innovators (no more than 4/year)

o Categories:​ (New Works, dance, theatre, improv, comedy

o Address:​ 034 Kearny St San Francisco  CA 94133

o Contact:​ zach@3girlstheatre.org

o Submission Information 


Stay True Theatre Company

Stay True Theatre Company is a small theatre company based in New York City, founded in Summer 2019 in honor of World Pride by Andrew Victor Myers and Morgan Bartholick, following a one-off production benefitting Gay Men's Health Crisis. In 2020, Anne Karyna Bakan joined the administrative staff as the company's new Associate Artistic Director. Together, Andrew and Anne strive to produce and support work that embodies the vast medley of identities and groups that comprise the entire LGBTQIA+ community. At Stay True Theatre Company, we pride ourselves on creating, producing, and performing pieces of theatre by, for, and with the LGBTQIA+ community. We believe in staying true to who we are, and expressing identity through the arts opens the doors to understanding, acceptance and community.     

o When/Where: New York City

o Deadline:​ Rolling

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:We are always accepting submissions for new work written by LGBTQIA+ playwrights. Send a PDF of your play, musical, devised manual or other written work. 

o Categories:​ New Works, theatre, imusica, comedy

o Contact:staytruetheatrecompany@gmail.com

o Submission Information 


The Pit

The People’s Improv Theatre takes open submissions year round for theatre, stand-up, sketch comedy, performance art, dance, improv troupes etc. 

o When/Where: New York City

o Deadline:​ Rolling

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:​ Must be between 45-75 min

o Categories:​ New Works, dance, theatre, improv, comedy

o Address:​ 123 E 24th st, New York, NY 10010

o Contact:​ info@thepit-nyc.com

o Submission Information 


NY Winterfest 

Now calling all playwrights: Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage! Submit your work to the Winterfest festival competition. Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length. New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 17 seasons. Total cash prizes up to $7,000. 

o Deadline:​ Ongoing

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:​ Submissions Accepted from a 30-mile radius outside of Manhattan and only run if the entire cast and crew are from New York City. Plays are considered on a first-come first-served basis. The earlier you submit, the better your chances are of having your script invited to the festival.  Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production, including directing, casting, stage-managing.  We know exactly what you need to make your show a success and we welcome you into our community of playwrights and theater innovators.

o Categories:​ Short Plays, Full Length, One Act

o Contact:NYwinterfest@gmail.com

o Submission Information 


Freshwater Theatre 

Freshwater Theatre prides itself on constantly working with new artists, expanding our family. We’re always on the lookout for new scripts and new technical artists to work with.

o Deadline:​ Ongoing

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:​ While we certainly are interested in world premieres of new plays, we also are very interested in second and third productions of new works, as we believe this to be the key to finding the works that will propel theater into the future.
We will only respond to playwright submissions for plays that come into serious consideration for future production. We cannot give any specific time frame on if/when a response will be given.

o Categories:​ New Plays 

o Contact:info@freshwatertheatre.com

o Submission Information 


ReOrient Festival 2023

Golden Thread Productions, founded in 1996, is the first American theatre company devoted to the Middle East. We produce passionate and provocative plays from or about the Middle East that celebrate the multiplicity of its perspectives and identities. We are a developmental catalyst and vibrant artistic home to artists at various stages of their career. We bring the Middle East to the American stage, creating treasured cultural experiences for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

o Deadline:​ July 30

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ Golden Thread Productions is seeking short plays for consideration in ReOrient Festival of Short Plays 2023. ReOrient Festival showcases the diversity of voices and aesthetics from the Middle East and its worldwide diaspora in a curated festival of short plays produced biennially in San Francisco. Playwrights of Middle Eastern heritage writing about any topic Playwrights of all backgrounds writing about the Middle East The plays must be in English.

o Categories:Full-Length Plays 

o Contact:submissions@goldenthread.org

o Submission Information 


“Fear The Future” Seeks 10 Minute Plays 

We are seeking 10 min plays for our annual evening of one-acts, "Snapshot". Particularly seeking plays that are: Sci-fi, Historical, about Covid, Dark Comedy. We are also seeking interested directors for a Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 production.

o Deadline:​ June 30

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ TFor our third season, the Denizens Theater Company will be exploring the theme "Fear the Future", an examination of how people react to and navigate change. This includes: 

  • Personal vs Social changes

  • Re-entering the world, post-covid

  • All the ways tech helps or destroys

  • What it means to be on the "right" or "wrong" side of history

  • What stays the same as things change. 

  • How change ties into race, identity, politics, relationships, revolutions

o Categories:Short Plays 

o Contact:​ DenizensTheaterCo@gmail.com

o Submission Information 



IATI Theater’s Play Development Program, Cimientos, provides playwrights the opportunity to develop new, never-before produced plays through a community of cutting-edge theater artists. Through the PPP* and SRP*, Cimientos amplifies as clearly as possible the voice of the creational author who lays the foundations from which a dramatic work is conceived. Like IATI Theater, Cimientos is committed to supporting playwrights and works that push conventions and explore the avant-garde. We recognize, however, that what is different and innovative is not always what is unconventional and, therefore, we do not discriminate against naturalistic works.

o Deadline:​ June 30

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ The online form is the only method of submission. No submissions will be accepted via email. Once submitted, no changes can be done. Please ensure to submit the correct file. The button below will be active during June.

2. This program is open to authors from anywhere in the world with original works in English or Spanish who are interested in feedback from a New York audience.

3. The playwright must commit to take part in the PPP (Pal Playwrights Panel) meetings, either in person or video conference. The PPP will meet for ten (10) consecutive weeks during Decembe 2022 - February 2023.

4. The playwright must commit to participate in their post-reading talk-back, either in person or video conference.

5. Applicant must be the original creator of the submitted work and the sole owner of its rights. By submitting their work, applicants grant IATI Theater permission to use the submitted material for the Cimientos Program.

6. The submission must be a completed, new, full-length play that has not had a previous professional production. If the play has undergone a workshop, staged reading or development of any kind, the playwright must state so on the online form. We encourage plays in an early stage of development.

7. Submissions must be non-published work. Published plays in any format are not acceptable.

8. Only one play may be submitted per playwright, per season.

9. Scripts must be between 45–90 minutes in length.

10. The play must have five (5) actors or less. Plays that have more than 5 characters and do not provide a clear and stageable double-role explanation will not be reviewed. It must be clearly expressed on the online form.

11. The author’s name(s) should not appear anywhere within the script or file, any authorship information must not be visible in the play document or file. Cimientos reads submissions ‘blind’, in an effort to let the quality of the work speak for itself and to keep our judging process as equitable as possible.

12. All documents must be submitted in PDF format. Other formats will not be accepted.

o Categories:Full Length Plays, New Plays

o Submission Information 


Manhattan Repertory Theatre Play Production Program 

Self-Produce a production of your best play in New York City as live theatre comes back to life in this New Renaissance of Theatre. We will do all the work, from hiring a production team and staff, to casting, directing, building costumes, set design, lighting design, payroll and more. From 3 performances to 20 performances for one simple Production Fee. Pre-Pandemic, 2017 - 2019, we produced 60 plays in Midtown Manhattan for playwrights all over the world. Production time frames available: Late Autumn 2021, Winter/Spring 2022.Currently, as we move back into production in New York City, we are only accepting Full-Length plays and Musicals - 60 to 150 minutes. Production fees range from $12,000 to $50,000 depending on the "size" of your production, scenic elements, and the number of performances.                             

o Deadline:TBD

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ If you are serious about self-producing your play in New York City, please forward us: An email cover letter with information about you and your work. your play attached as a .pdf, an attached Synopsis of your play, with the approximate running time, and your set, lighting and costume requirements.

o Categories:Full Length Plays, New Plays

o Contact:​ manhattanrep@yahoo.com

o Submission Information 



Overtime Theater WokeFest

The Overtime Theater in San Antonio, Texas is seeking new works from playwrights for WokeFEST, a showcase of progressive, activist, and political plays. The chosen play will be given a staged reading or a staged production August 5-27, 2022 at the Overtime Theater.

o Deadline:​ July 23

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ 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. 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.

o Categories:​ Full-Length Plays, One-Act Plays 

o Contact:​ Submissions should be sent to submissions@theovertimetheater.org. Attn: Jade Esteban Estrada, artistic director.

o Submission Information


The Autry: Native Voices Script Submissions 

Native Voices is accepting submissions of full-length plays (60+ pages) by American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights addressing all themes and topics. 2023 Playwrights Retreat and 29th Festival of New Plays The Retreat and Festival bring artists to Los Angeles to work on a selected number of plays through a rigorous directorial and dramaturgical commitment for 8–10 days in June. The Retreat culminates in public staged readings of the plays at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles. Selected playwrights receive artistic support as well as an honorarium; out-of-town artists receive roundtrip airfare plus lodging in Southern California.                  

o Deadline:​ August 22  

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility:​ Please do not send treatments or outlines. Previously produced plays should be submitted under the 2023 General Submission for Production Consideration. Playwrights are encouraged to make multiple submissions (up to three per event), but selection will be limited to only one play per playwright, per event.

o Categories:​ Full Length Plays, New Works, Musicals

o Contact:​ nvliterary@theautry.org

o Submission Information 


The Rep New Works Festival

Currently, we accept full-length play submissions for season consideration and our upcoming New Works Festival.

o Deadline:​ Ongoing 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:​ Please email plays to the Artistic team with the subject line: “Submission: TITLE OF PLAY.”

In the body of the email, please include:

• A brief synopsis of the play

• The development history of the play

• A brief, personal bio

Submissions made under these guidelines may be sent to The Rep by email.

o Categories:​ (musical, play, one-act, 10-minute, etc.)

o Address:​ 130 Edgar Road St. Louis, Missouri 63119

o Contact:​ 314-968-7340 PLAYSUBMISSION@REPSTL.ORG 

o Submission Information 


Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest 2021

To encourage the development of quality theatrical materials for the educational, community and children’s theatre markets, Pioneer Drama Service is proud to sponsor the annual Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest.

This is an ongoing contest, with a winner selected by June 1 each year from all eligible submissions received the previous year.  All eligible plays accepted for publication will be considered contest finalists, from which the winner will be selected.  The contest winner will receive a $1,000 royalty advance in addition to publication.

o Deadline:​ ASAP, ongoing, announced each June 1

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ You can start the submission process by contacting us here.

  • We will only consider manuscripts with a running time between 20 and 90 minutes.

  • Submissions must be family friendly in both subject and language. NO cursing. NO explicitly adult content.

  • We prefer casts that are either balanced or favoring females. The more gender neutral roles, the better.

  • We favor plays and musicals with ensemble casts, where more than just a few have a chance to shine.

  • Plays with elaborate set, costume or technical requirements are not appealing because of the limited resources of many of our customers. Pictures, sketches or descriptions of your vision are always helpful.

  • We recommend your submissions have had at least one production or reading, hopefully staged. We feel this fundamental field test is necessary before a play can be considered for publication since plays are created for the purpose of performance.

  • Manuscripts must be computer-printed in dark ink. We do not require specific formatting. However, your efforts to ensure your script is free of misspellings and typos will help the submissions editor.

  • We hope that Pioneer Drama is your first choice as a publisher, and we encourage you to submit to us exclusively. However, we do accept simultaneous submissions with the understanding that you will accept the first contract you’re offered and not use the situation to seek multiple offers from which to choose. If you receive another offer, please notify us immediately so we may rescind your submission.

  • The following information must accompany your submission or query:

  • 100-200 word synopsis.

  • Cast list that indicates the number of female roles, the number of male roles and the number of roles that can be performed by either gender. We do not accept one-person shows.

  • Running time.

  • CD and/or score for musicals. We appreciate the opportunity to hear the music, if possible.

  • Set design(s). Please feel free to provide diagrams and/or pictures.

  • Proof of production or staged reading (i.e., review, program, etc.) A DVD of your performance is ideal, though not required.

  • Age of intended audience.

  • A self-addressed envelope of sufficient size with appropriate postage for the return of your materials. We will NOT return manuscripts or accompanying material if this is not included.

  • Cover letter and/or resume.

o Categories:​ family friendly

o Address:​ Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. Attn: Submissions Editor PO Box 4267

Englewood, CO 80155-4267

o Contact:https://www.pioneerdrama.com/ContactUs.asp?ID=6

o Submission Information 


Middle/High School Plays by BIPOC Playwrights

Theatrefolk Inc. is seeking one-act Middle School & High School play submissions by BIPOC playwrights for immediate publication. Our mission is to represent student voices and to let students know they are not alone. It has been made clear where we have succeeded and where we have failed in this pursuit. We want to do better. It’s crucial that students know there are playwrights out there speaking directly to them and for them.

o Deadline:​ Ongoing 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:​ Plays must be contemporary, feature characters that are of Middle School and High School age, and have simple staging requirements. Although not required, plays that can be performed online or in a social distancing scenario will receive more productions.

o Categories:​ New Works, Drama, Comedy, Theatre

o Contact:submissions@theatrefolk.com

o Submission Information 


Fire Escape Plays

The New Jersey Repertory Company is soliciting 30-45 minute plays or musicals that are newly written and previously unproduced, and that can be staged on a multilevel fire escape. Playwrights should keep in mind that cast size is limited to 1-3 actors and performers will be on separate levels with separate entrances and there will be no physical contact. Audiences will sit in their cars as in a drive-in movie or in safely distanced and designated spaces with portable seats. 

o Deadline:​ Ongoing 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:​ Performers will be on  separate levels with separate entrances onto the fire escape and no physical contact. All submissions must comply with this.

o Categories:​ New Works, Plays, Musicals

o Contact:njrep@njrep.org

o Submission Information  


Panglossian Productions

What are you working on?  What are you excited about?  What would you like to discuss and develop with a creative team?  Bring it on. Panglossian is seeking new full-length plays for our new global/local developmental reading series, Plays in Progress. We work with writers across the globe to develop work locally here in Williamsburg. Selected playwrights will discuss their goals for the script with our staff, attend one or two discussions/rehearsals, and participate in a public reading, which will be streamed online. Writers who are not local may participate virtually over Skype.

o Deadline:​ Ongoing 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:​ Playwrights at different stages in their careers who share our sense of daring and passion, and a desire to develop their work in a collaborative, supportive setting. Plays that show muscular language and strong theatricality and that say something universal in a unique way. While we are open to any genre, we would love to receive more comedic full-lengths and smart plays for young audiences.

o Categories:​ New Plays 

o Contact:literary@panglossian.org

o Submission Information 


Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award 

Our $500 Emerging Playwright Award (coupled with press coverage) is given to playwrights who show excellence and dedication throughout this process – from development to the stage. Out of hundreds of submissions a year, we select 15-20 plays for readings. From these, we select 1-3 plays annually to go on to our workshopping phase. Our workshops are meant to prepare a play for our Off-Broadway stage. From our workshops, we select 1-2 plays for full productions, complete with a playwright’s contract and compensation (separate from the award).                                      

o Deadline:​ Ongoing

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ Plays may have been developed or produced elsewhere, but never produced in New York City. Plays from overseas and throughout the US are accepted and considered, but special attention will be given to playwrights who live in or near New York

o Categories:​ Full Length Plays, New Plays

o Contact:​ 212.421.1380

o Submission Information 


Porchlight Music Theatre’s  2022-23 Season - Equity Video Submissions 

Seeking Equity actors for principal roles in Porchlight Music Theatre's 2022-23 Season

o Deadline: June 10 

o Pay: 435  Weekly Minimum 

o Submission Instructions: SEE PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS IN BREAKDOWN. Please submit your one (1) video link (video file containing both songs submitted as either a direct YouTube or Vimeo link, or method *not* requiring the video to be downloaded for viewing) and attach your one (1) PDF with your headshot & resume (as one PDF file named LastName_FirstName) at https://forms.gle/X9PyXzvNiNcx... .

o Audition Information

For more Onstage opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; and Playbill.com.


Director of Operations, Parity Productions 

Parity Productions promotes parity by empowering women, trans and gender-expansive artists in theater. In fulfilling our mission, we: Commission and develop original plays, Produce and promote the work of playwrights, directors, and designers. Provide opportunities for underrepresented voices to work in theater

o Responsibilities: Oversee organizational operations

  • Maintain organizational budgets

  • Support and participate in development of production and grant-related budgets

  • Function as General Manager for Parity’s readings and productions, including personnel management, budget tracking, and logistics planning

  • Oversee all hiring/training/termination processes

  • Manage all contracts, including those related to productions

  • Manage procurement and sales transactions including insurance

  • Manage and organize bill payments and receipts 

  • Manage office hardware and software, including technology purchases and software subscriptions

  • Organize and document operational meetings

  • Organize and maintain documents, including company files, accounting/tax documents, handbooks, procedures, and production archives.

  • Oversee professional services related to accounting, legal actions, regulatory compliance, tech support, etc.

o Salary: 45k-50k for 32 hours per week. 

o Requirements:​ 2-3 years of experience in human resources

  • Personnel management, including contract drafting

  • Familiarity with labor laws and employment regulations

  • Performance review/analysis

  • 2-3 years of experience in budgeting and familiarity with accounting, experience in a nonprofit setting a plus

  • 4+ years of experience in office management

  • Office standards and procedures

  • Procurement and Vendor management

  • Technology implementation and maintenance

  • Scheduling and meeting management

  • Document management

  • Knowledge and/or strong interest in performing arts

o Submission Information

The Nancy Dean Award for Lesbian Playwrights 2022

The Nancy Dean award for Lesbian Playwrights is to honor a woman who was at the forefront of Lesbian, queer, gay, genderqueer, gender-nonconforming, trans, intersex and people of color movements. We honor her focus and writing on Lesbian relationships before the time of the Stonewall rebellion. Her writings were the precursor to social change. In that spirit of struggle and often hidden desire we encourage the submission of new plays that address the conflict of lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary women struggling to live and love their best lives. In these times of social definition and refinement the age-old conflict of acceptance and the right to live our true lives as we truly are is still our continuing fight which is refined and embolden by each new generation. We understand people have their own language for their gender and sexuality. We are open to submission from people who are lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary. As we are a small family foundation with an all-volunteer board, we must rely on nominations to identify potential recipients. We are asking professors, teachers, artistic directors, directors, literary managers, actors, writers, and others to nominate promising writers. As we want to be inclusive, we will allow people to self-nominate. 

o Deadline:​ August 1

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ Please send a letter(pdf) describing why your playwright should receive this award and a full-length play (pdf) to openmeadowsfdn@gmail.com. In your letter, please be as detailed as possible in up to 2 pages. Include the writer’s resume and website or other social media links. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2022. We will announce the recipients October 31, 2022. We have been granting three awards of $5000, $2500 and $1250. 

  • Writer is lesbian, queer or gay or nonbinary;

  • Writer has written at least one play;

  • Writer is writing plays about lesbians;

  • Writer is committed to writing plays and furthering her/their career; 

  • Writer is interested in receiving the award.

o Categories:​ Full-Length Plays 

o Submission Information


Milwaukee Repertory Theatre 

o Seeking: Chief Diversity Officer, Digital Content Manager, Education and Engagement Administrator, Major Gifts Officer, 

o Location: Milwaukee, WI 

o Website: https://www.milwaukeerep.com 

For more information: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/about/work-us/jobs/?fbclid=IwAR2lXyj99fIOhY8MmQ5n4XRveG1wEqPl2mL_9w7A1-WVpLoZhqwUDc-2Crc

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values and encourages a diverse workforce. We invite you to review jobs that are currently available. 

Full-time employee benefits include health, dental and voluntary vision and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plan; parking programs and complimentary tickets.

Application Instructions

Send your letter, resume and salary history (PDF or Word attachments only) to the email address listed in the job listing.



Oregon Shakespeare Festival 

o Seeking: Associate Technical Director, Lead Costumer, Sound Engineer, Managing Director, Production Manager, and more. 

o Location: Ashland, Oregon

o Website: https://www.osfashland.org

For more information: https://www.osfashland.org/work-with-us?fbclid=IwAR2cqx7fSs1YYwa2I86SMVxJjZ8ns4ba2RqsEr51mMKIVWdiIL7ByQ4Lv8U

Located in the beautiful Rogue Valley of southern Oregon, the Tony Award-Winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents a season of eleven plays in rotating repertory across three theatres between the months of February and October. Additionally, OSF offers extensive educational opportunities to students, teachers, and theatregoers of all ages during our performance season.

We offer employment and career opportunities in a wide range of positions (acting, other performing opportunities, scenery, costumes, lighting, marketing, finance, etc.). We encourage you to check our website regularly for openings.


Two River Theater

Two River Theater annually produces a theatrical season that includes American and world classics, new plays and musicals, programs for young people, and festivals of new work. Each year, we also offer 40+ events that reflect our diverse community of Red Bank, New Jersey. Two River celebrates and honors our core values of Artistic Excellence; Education and Community Engagement; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and Operational Excellence. Anyone who joins our team quickly becomes part of putting all of our initiatives into action day in and day out. Two River Theater is led by Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst.Two River Theater is dedicated to the goal of building an equitable and culturally diverse work environment and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

o Seeking: Associate Director of Marketing, Assistant Technical Director, Associate Director of Education, Education Programs Director, Director of Finance, General Manager 

o Location: Red Bank, NJ

o Website: https://tworivertheater.org/jobs/


The Kate Spade New York Foundation

o To honor Kate Spade’s legacy of empowering and inspiring women and girls, the National Council for Behavioral Health is excited to provide complimentary Mental Health First Aid trainings to communities throughout the five boroughs of New York City and New Jersey and in partnership with organizations that specifically support these populations. 

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

The National Council for Behavioral Health shares Kate Spade New York Foundation’s belief in “the power of women to transform their communities” through empowerment.  In support of this mission, we are offering through a competitive application process, select Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings, fully funded!  

o Location: New York, NY 

o Website

o Application information

For more Offstage opportunities, visit OffStageJobs.com and Playbill.com.



California Humanities Quick Grants 

Quick Grants (between $1,000 and $5,000) are awarded three times a year (February, June, October) to small-scale public humanities programs and projects which take place within one year from the award date. Projects should be grounded in the humanities, show potential to provide high quality humanities learning experiences for participants and audiences, and demonstrate capacity for successful implementation. Appropriate formats include virtual and in-person community dialogues, reading and film discussion groups, oral history workshops, non-fiction workshops, speaker series, and many more activities based in humanities disciplines. Any California-based nonprofit organization or non-federal public agency is eligible to apply. Note: A cash or in-kind match of the award is NOT required. 

o Deadline: June 14th 5pm PT

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Any California-based nonprofit organization or non-federal public agency is eligible to apply.

o Address:538 9th Street, Suite 210 Oakland, CA 94607

o Contact: 415.391.1474

o Application Information 

Steven Schwartzberg Grants for Mental Health & Wellness

Writers are the beating heart of theater, whom we rely upon to take us on journeys and inspire us to think. During these unprecedented times, DGF has created the Steven Schwartzberg Grants to provide financial support for mental health and wellness services for writers. To help connect writers to therapists, DGF has partnered with Advekit, an online therapist matching service, to expand access to mental health support that might be out of your reach.

Please complete the form to receive $1,000 toward therapy through Advekit, courtesy of DGF.

If you already have a therapist or are seeking mental wellness support other than Western talk therapy, DGF is working on ways to support you in your wellness.



NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA)

The NYC DCLA is dedicated to supporting and strengthening New York City's vibrant cultural life. Among our primary missions is to ensure adequate public funding for non-profit cultural organizations, both large and small, throughout the five boroughs.

They have many grants tailored to the needs of artists living and working in the city throughout the year.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Independent Artists and Groups

o Address:​ New York City Department of Cultural Affairs 31 Chambers Street New York, New York 10007

o Contact: ​212.513.9300

o Application Information 


SubletSeries@HERE Program

This creative curated rental program has allowed many upstart companies and emerging artists to realize their full artistic vision on a small budget. The program provides subsidized performance and rehearsal space, technical assistance, and administrative support, including a fully staffed box office. SubletSeries@HERE artists can also access equipment that is not typically available in venues our size such as video projectors, wireless microphones, color scrollers—all for free or at subsidized rates. We accept applications from artists all over the world for the opportunity to show work.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Independent Artists and Groups

o Address:​ HERE Program 145 Sixth Ave New York, NY 10013

o Contact: 212.647.0202

o Application Information 


Annenberg Foundation

The Annenberg Foundation does most of their funding in the arts, culture, and humanities to organizations in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, and Ventura. The Annenberg Foundation's arts and humanities grants are available to agencies that serve the greater Los Angeles region, typically with budgets over $5 million.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Arts, culture, and humanities in greater Los Angeles region

o Address:​ 2000 Avenue of the StarsSuite 1000S Los Angeles, CA 9006

o Contact: info@annenberg.org

o Application Information 


Artist Rescue Trust 

The next evolution of the Artist Rescue Trust program is a partnership with Grant for the Web. They have awarded us a grant allowing us to directly fund more artists and help them educate anyone about Web Monetization as an emerging and potential revenue stream. One that doesn't rely on advertising, pay walls, and bad data privacy practices. It's an innovative way forward to help build a healthier internet.

Web Monetization is a new and open technology that aims to provide a better way to access and financially reward  creators through streaming micropayments - aka tiny fractions of a penny - to instantly flow to artists and creators as people read, watch and listen to their work.

While we want to support artists now with immediate financial assistance, we also want to help support the future financial opportunities for all artists. So this is why we’ve built a learning component into our grant application process. We will also be releasing a series of Web Monetization tutorials that will dive deeper into how you can make it part of your online world.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Eligibility:Be 18+

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories (e.g. citizen, green card holder, and/or permanent resident who can provide a W9 and SSN or ITIN).

  • Be a professional, actively practicing musician or artist whose primary source of income is made through live performances, tours, gallery openings, book tours/readings, or other bookings/events and not working on a regular salary basis for one employer.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to current and ongoing activity in their artistic discipline/s.

  • Show a demonstrated need for emergency relief to recover the immediate loss of income through cancellations and bookings due to COVID19.

  • Not be enrolled in unemployment benefits.

  • Not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the coalition partners;

  • Not previously awarded a relief grant from this fund.

O Application Information


BETC's 2022 Generations Residency Competition

Generations, features work by parent playwrights with children under 18. The name comes from BETC’s goals for the program: to welcome all generations into the theater to see new plays and empower playwrights to generate new work. This year, we offer a $1,000 prize and a $500 childcare stipend to address family needs during the residency period. Each season, BETC selects one playwright through a national competition to join us in Boulder for a one-week residency. During the residency week, the playwright works with a professional director, dramaturg, and actors to develop the selected script. The week concludes with a public reading and post-reading conversation. In order to support the work of parent playwrights, BETC is seeking full-length plays written by a parent with at least one child 18 years of age or younger as of June 15, 2022. Guidelines and the submission form are on our website, listed above. Please read carefully before submitting.

o Deadline: June 15

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Plays must be full-length scripts (at least 70 minutes estimated run-time).

  • Eligible playwrights are parents of at least one child 18 years of age or younger as of the submission deadline. Playwrights must be U.S. residents.

  • Each playwright is limited to the submission of one script for consideration.

  • Plays must be in the English language.

  • No musicals will be accepted.

  • We will not reconsider scripts that have been submitted to the Generations competition in previous years.

  • Scripts that have been fully produced by Equity or professional companies (for 8 or more performances) or that have been published are ineligible.

  • Scripts may not be under option or scheduled for production or publication as of June 15, 2022.

  • We will consider scripts that have had a workshop, reading, or academic production.

  • O Application Information


Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center has a track record of spurring action and impact to address pressing global challenges. In 2022 to fill the 2023 residency program year we are seeking candidates from a broad range of fields, areas of practice and expertise, with diverse backgrounds and cultural perspectives. The General Open Call Residency is for all practitioners, academics and artists working in any discipline or area of study. Projects can be based on any topic but must demonstrate clear social impact and charitable purpose. This residency is available to a wide range of diverse actors such as: University and think tank-based academics, researchers, professors, and scientists working in any discipline.Artists and writers, including but not limited to composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights,poets, video/filmmakers, dancers, musicians, and visual artists who share in the Foundation’s mission of promoting the well-being of humankind, and produce work that enhances our shared understanding of pressing global or social issues. Senior-level policymakers, nonprofit leaders, journalists, private sector leaders and public advocates in a variety of fields and sectors Three types of projects are highly encouraged: Scholarly Research Projects: This type of project will advance a scholarly discipline or field of study and often leads to a published book or article Applied Practice Projects: This type of project comes from a professional domain outside of the arts and academia (e.g. private sector, public sector, civil society) and can take many different forms: book, article, communications plan, business plan, strategic assessment, etc. Art Projects: An art project will advance an artistic discipline through the creation of a new work of art (may be in a research stage, a production stage, or a post-production stage of work)

o Deadline: May 17 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:The Rockefeller Foundation will accept applications for its residency program starting on March 1, 2022 with a final deadline of May 17, 2022. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before the final deadline. To access the application, go to: https://bellagiocenter.smapply.org/. Select “General Open Call” as the residency type within the project proposal question section of the application form.

O Application Information

Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities

Residencies of an average of 2-8 weeks for visual artists, writers, actors, and performance artists. Residency provides housing, studio, and meals; artist responsible residency fee ($40/day), deposit (10% of residency fee), travel, materials, and local transportation.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee:$25

o When: 2-8 weeks

o Eligibility:Residencies are available to established and emerging visual and literary artists 18 years of age and older without regard for race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.

o Address: Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities 2075 Johnson Rd. Carlisle, KY 40311

o Contact: artcroft@msn.com

O Application Information

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