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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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  • Pride Plays' Youth Write Now is a two-week free virtual playwriting intensive for LGBTQ youth ages 14-18, in a supportive and creative environment, that provides writers with tools and techniques to build upon work they’ve started prior to the workshop.
  • New York City is changing drastically during this pandemic and racial justice reckoning. Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and playwright Cusi Cram invite artist investigators - playwrights, performers, designers, directors, dramaturgs, and other theatremakers - to artistically investigate a block in NYC. This is designed to be a block you have a connection to - it can be where you live, or just a block you love. It can be in your neighborhood or not. 5 artists will be selected to receive a mini-grant of $250 to produce any sort of artistic material that addresses one or more of the...
  • “Me and Black Lives Matter” mini-grant is supported in part by Horace Barker and The Battin Foundation. Rattlestick Playwrights Theater recognizes how important it is for young theater-makers to actively create theatrical works in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. To inspire and support this creative process, Rattlestick invites young writers up to 21 years old to submit a piece of theatrical writing of 3 to 5 minutes duration (if read out loud). The piece should have the theme “Me and Black Lives Matter” and address issues of racism in America and/or the World. Submissions...
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    The New Voices/New Works Programs are helmed by our Artistic Team with the goal of developing unique and challenging works for future productions at Rattlestick. Our team works with leading theater artists with diverse perspectives, both aesthetically and culturally, who are using innovative models to engage audiences.
  • Established 1994. The Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents diverse, challenging and provocative plays that might not otherwise be produced and to foster the future voices of the American theater. Unique in its dedication, Rattlestick guarantees a second production to any playwright we take on, regardless of the reception of the first. At this time, we are unfortunately unable to responsibly respond to unsolicited submissions.
  • The Van Lier New Voices Fellowship, formerly at The Lark, supports playwrights of color, age 30 or under, who demonstrate financial need. During a year-long residency, Fellows will work on multiple artistic projects through an individually-tailored program of Lark play development programs, and form relationships with other theatermakers at various career stages from all parts of the world. The Fellowship includes a cash award of $15,000, plus an Opportunity Fund of $3,000 for the purposes of travel, research, autonomous workshops, or other work-related expenses, along with access to a wide...
  • PCTC is dedicated to strengthening the legacy of the American Theatre with dynamic and essential programming that examines the influences of the past on the present and future of our art form.
  • PCTC is dedicated to strengthening the legacy of the American Theatre with dynamic and essential programming that examines the influences of the past on the present and future of our art form.
  • Created in 1993 to further FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding, or incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.
  • The Lucille Lortel Theatre's NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship supports diverse young writers and create an awareness of playwriting as a career. The opportunities provided by this program will encourage NYC public high school students to become the next generation of playwrights. The Fellowship is open to any high school student who is currently enrolled in and attending public high school in one of the five boroughs of New York City at the time of entry.