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2018 Open Submissions of New Plays

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2018 Open Submissions of New Plays



New ten-minute, one-act, full-length, and radio plays
by writers from Northeast Ohio
accepted from January 1 – April 30, 2018.
No fee for submitting!

Playwrights Local seeks original, unproduced plays for our 2018-2019 season and events, including:

  • The 4th Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival
  • Play Lab development program
  • Roundtable staged reading workshop
  • Our new podcast play series
  • …and more!

Playwrights may submit up to three pieces:

  • One ten-minute play
  • One one-act (30-60 pages) or full-length play (60-120 pages)
  • One radio/podcast play (25-60 pages)

All unproduced, original plays for adult audiences are accepted, including one-person plays. (Not accepted: children’s plays, musicals, adaptations of copyrighted material, and translations.) Find more information at http://playwrightslocal.org/submissions/.


Open to all playwrights age 18 or older who are permanent residents of any county in Northeast Ohio, as pictured at http://wikitravel.org/upload/en/6/69/NE_Ohio_Counties.png.

Submissions open at 12:01am on January 1, 2018, and close at midnight on April 30, 2018. Early submissions are encouraged.

Selections will be announced by August 31, 2018. For guidelines and additional information, see http://playwrightslocal.org/submissions/.


Playwrights Local is a 501(c)(3) theater company based in Cleveland. As a playwrights’ center, our goal is to provide a home base for all novice and experienced dramatic writers in Northeast Ohio—that is, to serve as a creative outlet for anyone interested in writing for the stage and screen. We offer free classes, produce original plays, provide networking opportunities, and engage the community through outreach projects.

Playwrights Local strives to increase the impact of original theater on the community and to raise the profile of area playwrights both within Greater Cleveland and beyond.


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