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Our monthly round-up of playwriting submissions opportunities, always fee-free!


The Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize

Deadline: May 31st, 2021

The Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize will award $3,000 and a stage reading to a promising emerging woman playwright in honor of a new play that celebrates, explores, and/or struggles with the complexities and nuances of the Jewish experience.


2022 Ecodrama Playwrights' Festival

Deadline: August 31, 2021

The Earth Matters on Stage (EMOS) Ecodrama Playwrights Festival was founded in 2004 by Theresa May and Larry Fried in order to call forth and foster new dramatic works that respond to the ecological crisis, and, as part of that response, to explore new possibilities of being in relationship with the more-than-human world. EMOS calls for new plays that not only focus on current and historic environmental issues, but also looks for plays that enliven and transform our experience of the world around us, that inspire us to listen better, and instill a deeper or more complex sense of our ecological communities.


Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Deadline: Rolling

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is currently accepting submissions of full-length plays for season consideration and their upcoming New Works Festival. Submissions can be emailed to their artistic team, and should include a brief synopsis of the play, development history, and a brief, personal bio.


Audible's Emerging Playwright Fund

Deadline: Rolling

In 2017, Audible launched a theater initiative, intended to radically increase access to exceptional plays and performances. A core pillar of the initiative is the Emerging Playwrights Fund, a program that invests in and nurtures self-identifying emerging playwrights, some of our most inventive, delightful, and provocative storytellers. Through the Fund, Audible aims to connect extraordinary performers with remarkable original work, amplifying new voices and harnessing the power and potential of audio to reach millions of listeners. The Fund specifically supports the creation of original dramatic work, written with audio in mind, but theatrical in spirit. Audible is dedicated to commissioning, developing, and producing work that reflects the diversity of our members and our world. To accomplish this, Audible is committed to granting at least 50% of emerging playwright commissions to artists of color and women.

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