Deadline: September 30, 2024
Special Interests: ten minute
Accepts Submissions of: Musicals / Plays /
Does NOT Accept Submissions of: Radio/Film/TV material /



The City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting furthers the Company’s mission to identify, acknowledge and award excellence in short form dramatic writing. Known for developing and producing ten-minute works by established talents and promising new voices, City Theatre will select up to twenty-five plays from among its annual Contest submissions for special recognition. The National Award is valued at $2,000: the Winning Play will be produced in the annual Summer Shorts festival; the Winning Playwright will earn royalties, a cash prize of $1,000 and be invited to Miami for the festival. Finalists are awarded a certificate, and invited to Miami to attend the CityWrights Weekend for Playwrights (fee waived) and hear a reading of their Finalist Script (*subject to scheduling).

No updates as of October 2023. Using past info to predict new submission date.

Comments from NMI Staff:

Submissions are limited to the first 500 scripts received.

Plays are accepted beginning August 30th.

As of February 2023, submissions have closed. No other information was given.

CONTACT NAME: Susan Westfall
CONTACT PHONE: 305.755.9401
        City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest
        Susan Westfall
        444 Brickell Ave #229
        Miami, FL 33131
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