ScreenCraft Stage Play Contest
2018 season now closed


Seeking original, unpublished stage plays worldwide to produce in Los Angeles!

ScreenCraft is dedicated to discovering and promoting writing talent, and our inaugural play competition is searching for emerging playwrights. Hollywood has a long history of adapting plays and embracing playwriting talent, and we’re seeking to celebrate the craft of writing for the theater.

While a very wide variety of plays will be considered eligible for this program, we recommend that writers submit a play that is at least 20 pages long. Play formats differ, so there’s no specific format or structure required, however, we do request that you submit your play as a PDF file format. The winner will receive a travel stipend and collaborate with ScreenCraft to see their play produced in a Los Angeles theater for ScreenCraft’s audience of award-winning writers, entertainment industry professionals and theater lovers.


Win $1,000 + travel to Los Angeles to see your play produced! Plus, the jury for the Stage Play contest is fantastic and excited to read the top plays:

David Lindsay-Abaire

A Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright, lyricist and screenwriter. His other Broadway and off-Broadway plays include Fuddy Meers, High Fidelity, Good People and Shrek the Musical, among others.

Alex Lerner

Manager at Kaplan/Perone Entertainment, the production and management company whose clients wrote such films as Captain America: Winter Soldier, The Happytime Murders, The Disaster Artist and Milk.

Dan Knechtges

Director and choreographer for musicals, opera, television, film and music videos. He is Artistic Director of the prestigious Theatre Under the Stars based in Houston, Texas.

Justin Litman

Manager at Gotham Group, the management company whose clients have written for such television shows as Boardwalk Empire, Billions, Fresh Off the Boat and Portlandia.