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Philadelphia Young Playwrights' Playwriting Festival

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The act of submitting creative work for a dramatist is as necessary as finishing it. But the process of finding the right submission opportunity can feel overwhelming. This is why, for more than 20 years, the Dramatists Guild has compiled a submissions and opportunities database, and published a full directory of theatres, agents, festivals, contests, workshops, retreats, and other submission opportunities to help make the life of the dramatist an easier one.

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  • Philadelphia, PA
    Since 1987, Philadelphia Young Playwrights (PYP) has partnered with educators to bring the transformative power of playwriting into classrooms and community settings across Greater Philadelphia. Placing students at the center of their learning, PYP's intensive writing residencies advance writing-based literacy skills while developing critical 21st century skills like creativity, communication, and collaboration.​
  • Philadelphia, PA
    Free Fringe Philly was created in 2019 in part as a direct response to the capitalist pay-to-play festival model. We, like other Free Fringe Festivals, believe there is no scarcity of creative desire, audience interest, or talent. We believe that creating and enjoying art is life-sustaining and playing to be included in a festival that serves the desires of the super-chosen or super-funded is not a festival for THE people. It is a festival for *some* people. Free Fringe Philly is an act of protest. We believe our city deserves more art, not less. We protest the idea that art makers should...
  • Philadelphia, PA
    FringeArts is Philadelphia’s home for contemporary performance, presenting progressive, world-class art that expands the imagination and boldly defies expectation. Our programming exposes audiences to genre-defying dance, theater, and music performances by accomplished and emerging innovators who push the boundaries of art-making and redefine the artistic landscape worldwide.
  • Philadelphia, PA
    The Annenberg Center is dedicated to the advancement of a diverse and thriving cultural community through the pursuit of excellence, innovation and intellectual engagement in the performing arts.
  • By building a community of a diverse group of artists through the culmination of a citywide celebration, Philadelphia will become a national leader in recognizing the valuable influence women and femme folx play in the arts, at the forefront of honoring the value of women’s contributions to storytelling, artistic advancement and creative innovation.
  • Swarthmore, PA
    These are readings (not staged works) with the primary purpose of allowing the playwrights to see how their works “play.”
  • Claudine Quigley Piechotta provides independent theatre coaching for teens in Bucks County, PA. Claudine is a master theatre professional with 20+ years in the theatre world as a classical performer, singer, director and teacher.
  • Wilmington, DE
    The Delaware Young Playwrights Festival (DYPF) is a program designed to provide an outlet for DE students grades 8-12 to get the professional playwright treatment! From standards-based feedback on first-round drafts to thorough workshops with industry professionals, playwrights selected in DTC's festival bring their ideas from page to stage.
  • Asbury Park, NJ
    1act. 1idea is an offspring of TEDxAsburyPark, expanding the notion of ideas worth spreading to original short plays. Conceived as a laboratory to give voice to the work of playwrights around the world, the project also provides ways for the many talented actors, directors, and designers in our midst to express themselves. Plays are selected on the basis of originality, simplicity, and artistry with universal themes that prompt thought and conversation. Thus far, the project has received over 700 submissions, nine of which have been produced for Zoom to enthusiastic audience response....
  • Long Branch, NJ
    Located in Long Branch, New Jersey, the theater's primary mission is to develop and produce new plays and to make a lasting contribution to the American stage.
  • Each year, four new, unpublished works for young audiences are chosen by a panel of artists and playwrights and presented by professional artists in two staged readings. The playwrights talk about their work, and artists and audience have the opportunity to join the discussion. At the conclusion of the festival, one of the new plays is chosen to be mounted as a Main Stage production.
  • Union, NJ
    Premiere Stages is committed to supporting emerging and regional playwrights by developing and producing new plays. Since 2005, the Premiere Play Festival has offered playwrights the opportunity to develop their work in an encouraging, focused environment through discussions, rehearsals, readings, workshops, and Equity productions. Through the Premiere Play Festival, Premiere Stages has developed many plays that have gone on to have successful productions in New York and at regional theatres throughout the country. We strive to facilitate relationships between writers and theatre...