To Enter Your Play

Call for Plays 2020 will open September 1, 2019 at noon CST and stay open until to October 15, 2019! (Or as soon as we receive 1,000 plays.)

Twenty plays will be selected for PlayLabs.

All playwrights who are selected will receive a $500 stipend, travel/airfare to Omaha, eight nights lodging, daily breakfast/lunch, and select evening meals.


Plays are chosen by a panel of readers through an anonymous selection process. Playwrights will be notified of acceptance no later than March 15.

Playwrights whose scripts are chosen must agree to attend the entire conference (May 24 – May 30), work with local actors and directors, and lend full support to other playwrights throughout the Conference week.

Application Guidelines:

GPTC will consider both full length and one act scripts that are at least thirty pages in length.

Playwrights may send a maximum of ONE script. Scripts sent in previous years and not chosen may be sent again for consideration.

Plays that have received an Equity production, plays for young audiences, and musicals will not be considered. Equity showcase productions are acceptable, as well as adaptations.

Acceptable formats for scripts are .doc or .pdf .  To gauge run time, the standard font size of 12 points is suggested; the left margin should be 1.5 inches, right margin 1 inch, and top and bottom margins 1 inch.

What we need:

  1. One file with NO personal identifying information that includes:
    • Play name
    • Cast list
    • Short synopsis (1-5 sentences)
    • Your play
  2. One file with a title page that includes your name, address, phone   number and email.
  3. A payment of $10 to offset the cost of selection panel readers.

Your play cannot be processed until we receive payment.  Payment can be made via credit card (through Paypal) or by check.  A link to payment information will be provided for you in a popup window after your play is uploaded.  You will also receive a confirmation email from us (be sure to check your junk mail folder if you do not receive an email in your inbox).

If you have questions about your application call 531.622.2618 or

Plays submitted so far:      381 plays

(The submission count is manually updated every few days.)