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Durango PlayFest is a week-long, annual play development festival in Durango, CO, where both established and up-and-coming playwrights workshop new plays with directors and actors before presenting staged readings to live audiences.

The 6th annual festival will be held June 27-30, 2024. Playwrights must commit to being in Durango from Sunday, June 23, to Monday, July 1, 2024.

  • Deadline to submit: October 31, 2023 — 2 p.m. ET / Noon MT
  • Dramas or comedies accepted (no musicals)
  • Submissions may have been workshopped before but not produced. Playwrights are expected to further develop their work during PlayFest.
  • One to four characters
  • Approximately 90 minutes in length (70 – 110 pages); smaller plays not accepted.
  • Limited or no props (these are not full productions)
  • Playwrights receive a $500 stipend, airfare, lodging and meals.
  • Playwrights must reside in the continental U.S.

Send play submissions to
In the body of your email, please provide the number of characters, page length and a two-sentence synopsis.