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The Writers Resources / Playwriting category is for sites with resources and information about the art, craft and/ or business of playwriting.

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Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights
Support and service organization dedicated to addressing the professional needs of the Los Angeles playwriting community.
Ashland New Plays Festival
An international playwright competition; with submission guidelines, application form and news.
Australian Script Centre
Collects, catalogues, promotes and distributes unpublished Australian plays and now holds hundreds of scripts.
Large collection of Australian scripts available for purchase. Read extracts, rate the scripts, and search by cast size, age, audience age and categories.
Boston Playwrights' Theatre
Award-winning professional theatre, founded in 1981 to promote new plays. Home to the Boston University Graduate Playwriting Program, and producers of the Boston Theater Marathon.
Dramatic Exchange
Web resource for playwrights, producers, and anybody interested in plays.
The Dramatists Guild of America
Professional association of American playwrights. The Guild protects the rights of dramatists in relation to producers and more recently Directors.
Hidden River Arts
A non-profit literary arts organization in Philadelphia, PA offering playwrighting and fiction competitions yearly, as well as residencies, workshops, and educational outreach programs.
International Centre for Women Playwrights
To support women playwrights around the world.
Lazy Bee Scripts
Online publisher of pantomimes and plays. Guidelines for authors and playwrights.
Limelight Scripts
Online publishers of pantomime scripts. Plus an in depth guide on The History of Panto.
Moondance International Film Festival
To promote and encourage women screenwriters, playwrights, short-story writers, and women who make independent films.
New Theatre Publications
Over 500 stage plays. Free catalogues, free evaluation copies. New members & submissions welcome.
New Writing South
Creative writing organisation in the South East of UK for writers, and agencies. Includes playwrights network, directory of writers and competitions, workshop and education programmes, and members area.
Offers plays online for production. Specializes in plays that require little or no technical support. Annual playwrighting Contest. Free perusal copies available via email upon request.
NY Play Development Lab
Serves and supports member playwrights in the creation of new stage works. Offers script labs, readings, and promotion.
NYCPlaywrights is a nonprofit organization for writers. Meets Wednesdays in NYC for play readings as an aid to development. New writers welcome.
Ohio University MFA Playwriting
Information about the Master of Fine Arts Degree Program in Playwriting at Ohio University.
PDC: The Philadelphia Dramatists Center
PDC is a community of playwrights, collaborating artists, and audience members dedicated to the creation and nurture of new works for live performance.
Philadelphia Young Playwrights
Philadelphia Young Playwrights is an intensive arts- education program that pairs a professional teaching artist with a classroom teacher. The two work together as an artistic team, guiding and supporting students in the process of writing a play.
Pittsburgh New Works Festival
Annual competition for one-act plays that have never been produced. 12 plays are selected for main stage production and 6 for staged readings. Submission fee.
New play development program serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Focus is on the collaborative process between emerging local playwrights and professional actors.
Agency and script advisory service for New Zealand playwrights.
Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre
Membership organization offering support services for Canadian Atlantic playwrights. PARC services include development, showcasing and promotion of work by regional playwrights. Membership is open to playwrights, theater companies, students and theatre lovers in the four Atlantic provinces of Canada.
Playwrights Foundation
West Coast Center for new play development - resources for playwrights and annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival.
Playwrights Guild of Canada
Service organization for Canadian playwrights (formerly the Playwrights Union of Canada). Searchable online catalogue.
Playwrights' Center
Minneapolis-based, The Playwrights' Center fuels the theater by providing services to support playwrights and playwriting.
The Playwrights' Center of San Francisco
A service for playwrights, showing the schedule of staged readings of new plays.
Playwrights' Development Centres of Canada
A network to communicate and share ideas, speak more forcefully on behalf of our organizations and the playwrights we serve, and engage in cooperative activities that contribute to the development of a more dynamic Canadian theatrical voice.
Playwriting 101
A playwriting tutorial written by playwright and screenwriter Jon Dorf.
Project Writers Unite
Bay Area writers club. Welcomes writers from all creative writing mediums, including playwrights.
Online publisher of professionally-produced stage plays. Full or partial scripts may be read free-of-charge at the site.
Resources for Teaching Playwriting Compiled by Adam Russell
Annotated bibliography of recommended texts. [PDF]
Stage Plays by Ian Hornby
Plays available for production. Free evaluation copy on request.
Will Dunne Dramatic Writing Workshops
Offers support for playwrights and screenwriters, including private consultations for dramatic writers anywhere in the world and an ongoing quarterly workshop program for dramatic writers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Working Man’s Clothes Productions
Multiple award winning NYC theatre company focuses on developing and staging new works and plays. Accepting submissions year-round.
Write Angle Productions
Devoted to supporting work of member playwrights and developing new scripts for production. Includes ongoing Ten Minute Play contest.
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