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Playwrights’ Corner
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Check out our monthly list of no-fee playwriting submission opportunities with upcoming deadlines!


National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

Deadline: October 12, 2018

Every summer, six to eight unproduced works are selected from a pool of 1,000+ submissions for a playwright-driven workshop on the O’Neill’s campus in beautiful Waterford, CT. At every step in the process, the O’Neill strives to foster an inclusive, collaborative environment in which artistic exploration and experimentation is encouraged. MORE INFO


Target Margin Theater 2019 Institute

Deadline: October 15, 2018

A year-long fellowship (January – December) that provides five diverse artists space, support and a $1,000 stipend to challenge themselves and their art-making practice. There is no curriculum or “teaching” structure. There is no final result or project. The core goal is rigorously to question our own assumptions about what the theater is, what it could be, and what we would like it to be. MORE INFO


New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellowship

Deadline: October 15, 2018 @ 5pm

A yearlong residency for emerging playwrights and directors. The 2050 Fellows are emerging artists who, with their unique voices, give us perspective on the world in which we live; and who challenge us all to contend with this changing world. The 2050 Fellowship is named in celebration of the U.S. Census Bureau’s projection that by the year 2050, there will be no single racial or ethnic majority in the United States. MORE INFO


“Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund

Deadline: October 16, 2018

This fund, the latest in a series of initiatives by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), provides grants of up to $50,000 to encourage and support the creation of film, television, digital, and live theater content that reflects the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women. MORE INFO


Camargo Core Program

Deadline: October 17, 2018

Each year an international call is launched through which 18 fellows (nine artists and nine scholars/thinkers) are selected for six to 11 week residencies. The Camargo Core Program offers time and space in Cassis, France, to think, create, and connect. A stipend of $250 per week is available, as is funding for basic transportation to and from Cassis. MORE INFO


The Ground Floor at Berkley Rep Summer Residency Lab

Deadline: November 1, 2018

One to four week residencies for which artists are selected based on a combination of existing relationships with Berkeley Rep and an application process. There is no final presentation required at the end of the lab. If a project is in a stage where a reading or an audience would be useful, then that will be arranged, but there is no expectation. The purpose is to identify where the project is in its development path, and to move it to the next stage, whatever that stage may be. MORE INFO


EST/Sloan Project

Deadline: November 1, 2018

The EST/Sloan Project commissions, develops and presents new works delving into how we view and are affected by the scientific world. These plays examine the struggles and challenges scientists and engineers face from moral issues to the consequences of their discoveries. Commissions will be awarded to individuals, groups and creative teams for full-length and one-act plays and musicals. Commissions range from $1000 to $10,000. MORE INFO

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