Calls from the community

Calls from the community

A resource for Canadian theatre creators!



The 2019 QWF LITERARY AWARDS (categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, first book, translation, and children’s and young adult literature):

Langham Court Theatre: RISK THEATRE MODERN TRAGEDY COMPETITION: (Deadline: March 29, 2019)

The Wildfire National PLAYWRITING COMPETITION (playwrights 30 years of age or under): (Deadline: April 1, 2019)

THE 2019 TOM HENDRY AWARDS FOR PLAYWRIGHTS: (Deadline: May 16, 2019)



Y4Y’s second annual YOUTH FORUM on March 30, 2019 for young people who want to generate new ideas, raise awareness about the challenges they face as English-speaking Quebecers, and hone their leadership skills to make positive change for the future:

Register to PACTcon 2019 (May 22-25, Saskatoon):

Revolution They Wrote and Mainline Theatre SHORT WORKS FEMINIST THEATRE & PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL (March 21-24, 2019):

Newmarket National TEN MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (July 22-28, 2019):



PHYSICAL THEATRE CREATION with Andy Massingham (March 4-April 1, 2019):

DIRECTING with Richard Rose (April 8-May 1, 2019):



Banff Summer WRITERS RETREAT 2019 (July 29 – August 10): (Deadline: April 24, 2019)

Banff SELF-DIRECTED WRITING RESIDENCY (September 1, 2019 – March 2020): (Deadline: May 29, 2019)



Watermark Theatre’s NEW PLAYS IN DEVELOPMENT by Pei Playwrights: (Deadline: March 31, 2019)

The Lark is now accepting submissions for PLAYWRIGHTS’ WEEK (Deadline: April 1, 2019)

Understorey Magazine is currently accepting submissions for ISSUE 16: DIVERSE STORIES OF WOMEN ON STAGE:



Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) is always on the lookout for new works:

Dancing Sky Theatre accepts unsolicited manuscripts of full-length and original plays:

Cahoots Theatre accepts unsolicited scripts by writers and creators:

Canadian Women in The Literary Arts (CWILA) seeks writing by women, trans, genderqueer, and two-spirit writers on topics relating to literary arts:

Chameleon Theatre Company welcomes new work by women:

ELAN will be developing showcases in the coming year to encourage and support artists in the performing arts who want to tour. Fill out this survey

If you are a playwright with a script to develop, get in touch with Fabricate Theatre:

Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) produces a subscription season of six full-length plays in English for adult audiences:

If there is a story you want to report on, an issue that needs exploring, or an artist you believe merits a profile, get in touch with Intermission:

Get involved with Lady Plays Podcast, a bi-monthly podcast dramatizing new plays by women:

Submit a script to Native Earth Performing Arts:

Submit your theatre project proposal to The National Arts Centre:

The National Creation Fund is accepting proposals of compelling and ambitious new Canadian works in theatre, dance and music:

Theatre New Brunswick invites playwrights to submit scripts for future consideration for both Main Stage and Studio Theatre productions:

PLAYCONNECT – PGC’s Readings Program:

Submit plays or short stories to Playme Podcast for a unique opportunity to produce your work in podcast format:

The Pledge Project is a searchable database that includes plays written by Canadian women:

Submit a play to Proscenium Journal and the third annual Proscenium Live Festival of New Work:

Resource Centre for the Arts wants to present your play:

Submit a play to Studio 180 Theatre:

Apply to SUBLETSERIES@HERE for a chance to receive space, equipment, box office services, and technical support:

Teesri Duniya Theatre seeks culturally diverse and First Nation plays:

Theatre NDG will host a monthly playreading series of original works: theatrendg

Submit a script to The Purple Rose – dedicated to the development and production of new plays and emerging playwrights:

Love to write or have something to say? Become a contributor with Theatreartlife:

Theatre Times is a rapidly expanding global theatre portal. If you’re passionate about world theatre, consider joining their team as Regional Editors, Managing Editors, Bloggers, or Editorial Assistants:

Submit a play to Urban Stages:

Do you have an idea for an article you would like to write for the Women Arts Blog?

Submit a script for developmental support with Young People’s Theatre:


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