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 has been adjusted and will offer
a one-time extension. The submission period is now August 1 to October 10, 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!