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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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  • NPAF is offering Hawaii Volcanoes National Park residencies, and close to some of the best beaches on the island. This one for a one-month in May of 2024. The residency includes of $4000 stipend, a studio, housing, events, publicty, and much more...the change of a lifetime for Artists! This residency is open to single artists, families, artist couples, artists collective, or arts troupes.
  • Art Omi: Writers hosts authors and translators from around the world for residencies throughout the spring and fall. The program’s strong international emphasis provides exposure for global literary voices and reflects the spirit of cultural exchange that is essential to Art Omi’s mission. Guests may select a residency of one week to two months; about ten writers at a time gather to live and work in a rural setting overlooking the Catskill Mountains. Daytime is reserved for writing and quiet activities, while evenings are more communal. A program of weekly visits bring guests from the New...
  • Every musical is at different stages of development. Some are at the early stages and need space to write. Some are looking for dramaturgical support. Some want to explore the physical language of the piece. Some need to workshop vocal arrangements. And some need a reading. Tell us what you need!! 121 Project provides up to $10,000 of support based upon the specific needs of your project.
  • The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab, LLC is a NYC-based organization with a national footprint that develops and advocates for new Latiné-written works of musical theatre. The Lab is a sponsored artist with The Producer Hub (The Tank LTD), a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)3 organization serving the performing arts community. We envision a world of equity in the theatre community for Latiné artists. Where our representation on and off stage matches our representation in the general population. Where our participation in the theatre community reflects the true contributions of Latinés to the...
  • New York, NY
    The Circle in the Square Theatre School (CITSTS) Emerging Writers Residency aims to support the future of the theater industry with a truly collaborative residency. The program will nurture both writers and actors while developing new trailblazing plays and musicals that celebrate underrepresented stories and challenge theater norms. Due to the pandemic, many developmental spaces and residencies had to close their doors; we aim to fill that gap by providing writers a home for their developmental process. As educators, we have also noticed a gap in which students have not been given the tools...
  • New York, NY
    The ASCAP Foundation "The Latin Beat" Songwriter Program supported by the Harold Adamson Lyric Award is a new initiative to benefit songwriters of Latin descent who write music predominantly in Spanish and who are in the early stages of their career. Five (5) writers will be selected to participate in a two-day writer’s retreat where each music creator will be paired with one (1) veteran Latin music writer. Mentors will work with participants on crafting a new song or enhancing an already written work. The workshop will culminate in a listening event where participants will have the...
  • We are pleased to announce the launch of PlayList: a new short play development series. PlayList is for writers of any background, identity, education or experience level who are interested in honing their work on a short script with a room full of artists experienced in new play development. The CRY HAVOC Company believes that writing a script doesn’t have to be a solitary experience. Collaborative feedback at key points in your writing process can bring you closer to your goals. Our approach to script development places your writing goals at the center of the workshop process, ensuring...
  • Pipeline’s Playlab is a playwrights group that aids and encourages artists in growing their biggest, wildest ideas into imaginative and daring new plays. Through monthly meetings, one-on-one dramaturgical support, and workshop-events, each writer is supported in developing their ambitious initial concept into a new script over the course of a year! In line with our vision, we want you to send us your most impossible idea for a play that you are dying to write. We are looking for plays that bend the rules, and playwrights who crave a space in which they can dive into new, uncharted territory...
  • Launched in 2015, the Soul Producing Residency Program’s mission is to unveil, uplift and inform the next generation of Black leaders in cultural production. As writers and artists of color continue to conquer new feats in the performing arts industry, it has become increasingly important to equip emerging Black producers with the tools needed to step into their power as leaders, general managers and cultural curators. Piloted as a fellowship with the two previous residents, Marie Cisco and Ngozi Anyanwu, this program calls back to Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s guiding principle of autonomy in...
  • The Catskills Creative Residency invites two playwrights for a fully funded week-long stay in the Sullivan County Catskills of upstate New York. The residency includes accommodations in a lovely two-bedroom home in Livingston Manor, NY. Each playwright receives a $200 travel and food stipend. Playwrights collaborate with director Eugenia Manwelyan and Catskills-based actors to workshop their plays. The residency culminates in a works-in-progress performance at the historic Tusten Theater in Narrowsburg, NY.
  • Philadelphia, PA
    The Playwrights Cohort at PlayPenn will be a year-long professional development program open to emerging Philadelphia playwrights and will focus on navigating the industry. Every month experts in their sector will engage the cohort on subjects such as entertainment law, building a portfolio, finding representation, having agency in the rehearsal room, managing personal finances and more. The Cohort will operate on a hybrid model, holding monthly meetings in person and online. Session dates TBA throughout the year.