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 2019-2020 season is CLOSED.
We cannot accept late submissions.
The Playwrights First Best New Play Award will be announced here in June 2020.
Awardee and finalist playwrights will be notified by letter.
Thank you for your submission!