2019 Open Submissions - Playwrights Local

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2019 Open Submissions - Playwrights Local



New ten-minute, one-act, full-length, and radio plays by writers from Northeast Ohio accepted from January 1 – April 30, 2019.

No fee for submitting!

Playwrights Local seeks original, unproduced plays for our 2019-2020 season and events, including:

Staged readings of plays of all lengths in our annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival;
Development of full-lengths in our Play Lab program;
Readings of one-acts and full-lengths in our Roundtable workshop;
Production of audio plays in our PodPlay series;
Consideration of full-lengths for production in our 2020-2021 season.

Playwrights may submit up to three pieces (1 per form):

One ten-minute play (10 pages or less)
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.

Submissions open at 12:01am on January 1, 2019, and close at midnight on April 30, 2019. Early submissions are encouraged.

Selections will be announced by August 31, 2019. 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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