ANNOUNCING THE PARTICIPANTS

PLAYWRIGHTS’ WORKSHOP MONTRÉAL – March 12, 2018

Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal (PWM) and the Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD) are happy to announce the playwrights who were selected to take part in the 2018 Gros Morne Playwrights’ Residency in Newfoundland.

From April 9th to April 21st, Frank Barry (NL), Jean-Philippe Lehoux (QC), Suvendrini Lena (ON), Anne-Marie Ouellet (ON), David Paquet (QC), Darrah Teitel (ON) and Phoebe Tsang (ON) will be staying at the Bonne Bay Marine Station located next to the Gros Morne National Park.

The residency, hosted by Emma Tibaldo, Artistic Director of PWM, and Émilie Martz-Kuhn, Dramaturg at the CEAD, will give priority to an individual writing retreat while also offering group discussions, encounters, and public readings of work in progress.

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Lire l’annonce en français :  Dévoilement des Participants à la Résidence d’écriture théâtrale de Gros Morne 2018

Call for Submissions

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

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 and translators from across Canada and beyond to come together for ten days in Tadoussac, Quebec, to work in-depth on their translations projects.

The chosen participants are provided with a unique opportunity to focus on their projects and to share expertise in a retreat environment. Translations into all languages are welcomed. Over the past 10 years we have supported translation projects into Cree, French, English, Spanish, Catalan, Cantonese, and Italian. Award-winning translator and playwright, Bobby Theodore, will serve as residency host and translation dramaturg.

We are now accepting submissions of plays that are slated for translation. The play should ideally have had a production in its original language. At least one component of the project needs to be Canadian. We strongly encourage Indigenous artists to apply.

Please send us:

  • A description of the project which includes the name of the translator and playwright, an indication of how the Residency will benefit the project, and any details on production interest.
  • Biography of both the playwright and translator
  • A copy of the play in its original language

One of the selection criteria for translation projects will be the availability of both the playwright and the translator to attend the residency together.

Submission deadline: April 14, 2018
Please email submissions (PDF format, 1 file only) to residency@playwrights.ca
Subject line: The Glassco Translation Residency

Accessibility details: The residency is in Tadoussac, Québec in an 18th century log home. There are 8 steps down to the entrance of the house. The bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. Please contact Emma Tibaldo at emma@playwrights.ca with any questions or queries.


The Glassco Translation Residency in Tadoussac would not be possible without the dedication of our supporters: Honorary Chairperson Briony Glassco, the friends and family of Bill Glassco, and the Cole Foundation. We are also grateful to Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Conseil des arts de Montréal for their ongoing support.

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Call for Submissions: The 2018 Gros Morne Playwrights’ Residency

The 2018 Gros Morne Playwrights Residency

Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal (PWM) and Le Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD) in partnership with Creative Gros Morne and the Cole Foundation, invite playwrights to submit their application for a 12-day dual-lingual residency that will welcome applications from across the country.

The Residency

Unique in Canada, the Gros Morne Playwrights’ Residency will invite 7 playwrights from across Canada to participate in a 12-day playwriting retreat in Norris Point, Newfoundland. It will be headed by two National New Play Development Centres: Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal and le Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD). These two institutions have been developing new plays for over 50 years and organizing residencies for over twenty years. This partnership makes it possible to welcome playwrights in a dual-lingual setting. English language playwrights are asked to apply through PWM and French language playwrights through the CEAD. Three artists will be selected from English language submissions, three from French language submissions. We are reserving the seventh selection for submissions from Newfoundland and Labrador.

A Place to Create

The seven selected playwrights will spend 12 days in April at the Bonne Bay Marine Station, writing, dreaming, sharing and creating exciting new plays for the Canadian and International stage. This residency will create lasting links between theatre artists from across the country and generate discussion around the work being created in Canada. The residency will be hosted by Emma Tibaldo, Artistic Director of PWM and a Dramaturg from the CEAD, to be named in late January. The Gros Morne Playwrights’ Residency will include transportation, accommodations, meals, an honorarium and dramaturgical support.

There are few places better equipped to welcome artists for a creative residency than the Bonne Bay Marine Station. It is located in a spectacular setting on Newfoundland’s breath-taking west coast, surrounded by Gros Morne National Park and within the vibrant community of Norris Point. The station is equipped with bedrooms, a kitchen, a small theatre, and places to sit and write. Tailor made for artistic residencies that inspire new work that can very well change the way we see the world.

The last two days of the residency is dedicated to sharing the work of the selected playwrights with invited students and faculty of Grenfell Campus-Memorial University. This will include readings and a symposium on contemporary theatre in Canada.

www.bonnebay.ca, www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/index.aspx , www.grenfell.mun.ca/Pages/Grenfell-Campus.aspx

Residency Program

April 9, 2018
Travel to Norris Point (anyone departing West of Ontario will have to add a day to travel)

April 9 to 18, 2018
– Unstructured writing time at Bonne Bay Marine Station.
– Individual sessions with residency dramaturgs as requested by the playwright.
– Daily coming together of all participants to exchange on the process of work and the writing, based on the idea of a 5 à 7.

April 19-20, 2018
Readings and symposium with invited students and faculty of Grenfell Campus and the surrounding community of Norris Point

April 21, 2018
Travel to Deer Lake and departure for home.

Submission Guidelines
– proposal of a play in the early stages of development (first draft or slightly beyond);
– be available for the whole residency;
– be willing to participate in all activities prepared for the residency.

Submission package must include the following:
– a letter stating your interest in the residency;
– presentation of your project (maximum 1 page) with a 10 page excerpt of the play in process;
– a C.V. with a short biography (maximum 2 pages);
– a copy of your last play published, workshopped or produced.

Submission deadline is February 9, 2018 at 5pm

Please send English submission by email to: residency@playwrights.ca

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Selection will be made by a committee set up by PWM and CEAD. We will only notify the selected applicants. This will be done on Monday, March 5, 2018.

For more information please contact Emma Tibaldo at emma@playwrights.ca.

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