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Playwrights’ Corner
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Check out our monthly round-up of playwriting submission opportunities with upcoming deadlines, always with no submission fees! Happy applying!

She ATL Summer Theater Festival

Deadline: December 15

SheNYC, a company that empowers women writers to self-produce their work in a safe environment, with subsidized costs and mentorship along the way, brings their festival to a new city! She ATL will work with Georgia-based, women writers to co-produce their shows, by handling logistics and technical matters. 


The Croft Residency: Crojik’s Largesse

Deadline: December 15

Crojik’s Largesse, is a fund celebrating the beauty and nuance of language. It consists of up to $1,200 for the creation of a new work based on the celebration of language. The recipient does not have to be in residence at The Croft, but must share their work within the Northern Michigan area.


Elsewhere Studio's Family Residency

Deadline: December 16

An artist residency program in Paonia CO, hosting artists from around the world to have time and space to focus on their work in a unique and supportive environment. Accepted artists have the choice to bring their spouse/ partner and children or come on their own. They are provided with living and studio space, and are awarded a stipend of $1000 for a 10 day residency.


Art Garage's TGNC Playwright Series

Deadline: December 29

This series provides Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming playwrights a chance to hear their work aloud in a comfortable and professional environment. Additionally, cisgendered playwrights may submit work that involves the Transgender+ experience. Art Garage produces, casts, and caters the reading. Readings will be followed by a discussion, moderated by Art Garage, in which the playwright may ask questions and receive feedback to help aid the writing process.


The Maison Baldwin Writers-in-Residence Program

Deadline: December 31

Shortly before James Baldwin passed away, he told close friends in Saint-Paul de Vence that he dreamed of seeing his beloved house made into a writers' colony. Writers in residence are hosted at La Maison Baldwin Residence for Writers, a house in the historic center of St. Paul de Vence, to pursue their current creative project. The fellowship includes a $700 travel stipend and is open to emerging writers working in the spirit of James Baldwin. Eligible to apply are poets, playwrights, essayists and fiction writers with no more than one published book or staged production.


The WP Lab

Deadline: January 6

WP Theater is looking for early career women+ playwrights, directors, and producers who crave an artistic home, professional support, and the resources to launch them into the next phase of their careers to join the WP Lab. The Lab provides up to fifteen artists with community, a vital professional network, entrepreneurial and leadership training, free rehearsal space and, most significantly, tangible opportunities for the development and production of bold new work for the stage.