Since 1993, Playwrights First has recognized, rewarded and advanced playwrights of unusual promise.
Annual - Best New Play Award
$1,000 First Place award
and, when feasible, a professional reading before a New York audience.
The submission period for our 2020-2021 season is August 1 through September 15, 2020. Please read the rules and instructions on how to submit HERE.
The Playwrights First Best New Play Award for the 2019-2020 season will be announced
on the Award Recipients page in late September 2020. Awardee and finalist playwrights will be notified by letter.
Thank you for your interest and submission!