Call for Submissions: The 2018 Glassco Translation Residency in Tadoussac

Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal, in partnership with the Cole Foundation, is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Glassco Translation Residency. The residency will take place June 13-23, 2018 at the home of the late Bill Glassco, in Tadoussac, Quebec.

The Glassco Translation Residency allows playwrights from across Canada and beyond to come together with their translators for ten days in Tadoussac, Quebec, to work in-depth on their translations/adaptations.

The chosen participants are provided with a unique opportunity to focus on translations of contemporary plays from Quebec, Canada, as well as translation/adaptations of international work, and to share expertise in a retreat environment. Translations into other languages such as Cree, Spanish,
Catalan, Cantonese, and Italian have also been supported. Award-winning translator and playwright, Bobby Theodore, will serve as residency host and translation dramaturg. Read more about the residency.

We are accepting submissions of plays that are slated for translation or translation/adaptation. The play should ideally have had a production in its original language. The project must have committed interest from a theatre company for a possible production. The project must also have an important Canadian component whether it be a Canadian play (in any language) slated for production nationally or internationally, or an international play slated for production in Canada. We strongly encourage Indigenous artists to apply.

Please send us a short description of the project; a copy of the script in its original language; the name of the translator and playwright; and details of the production interest. One of the selection criteria for translation projects will be the availability of both the playwright and the translator to attend the residency together.

Deadline for submissions is April 14, 2018
Please email submissions to
Subject: The Glassco Translation Residency

Cliquez ici pour lire l’appel en français : Résidence de Traduction Glassco à Tadoussac 2018

The Glassco Translation Residency is made possible in partnership with the Cole Foundation and the support of the family and friends of Bill Glassco.

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