Black Swamp Players invites submissions for an original playwriting competition. The rules are:

  • Any one-act or full-length play that has not received a full-scale production is eligible. (Note: Plays that have received staged readings, but not full productions, are eligible.)
  • Submitted plays must have a minimum playing time of 30 minutes and a maximum playing time of 2 hours.
  • Plays of any genre and any subject matter will be considered.

Selected script(s) will be included in the Black Swamp Players’ 2020-2021 season and will receive a full-scale production; playwrights will be give the opportunity to participate in the workshopping and rehearsal process.

Deadline: December 31, 2019, 5 p.m.

Send a pdf of the script along with a cover letter to

Winner(s) will be announced in February 2020.