Calls from the community

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Calls from the community

A resource for Canadian theatre creators!


THE INTERNATIONAL BLUE INK PLAYWRITING AWARD seeks submissions of original, unpublished full-length plays: Deadline: August 31, 2019.

THE ECD RESIDENCY GRANT gives an artist or dramaturg, who self-identifies as being early in their career, to assist a mentor dramaturg in a professional setting: (Deadline: August 31, 2019)

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre seeks proposals for the RHUBARB FESTIVAL (FEBRUARY 12 – 22, 2020): (Deadline: September 3, 2019)

Infinithéâtre’s annual playwriting competition Write-On-Q! 2019: (Deadline : September 3, 2019)

Do you know a talented emerging director who deserves to be recognized? Nominate them for the JOHN HIRSCH PRIZE: (Deadline: October 1, 2019)

THE ELLEN ROSS STUART “OPENING DOORS” AWARDS for emerging writers in their twenties: (Deadline: October 1, 2019)

Langham Court Theatre calls on playwrights worldwide to submit plays to our second annual 2020 RISK THEATRE MODERN TRAGEDY COMPETITION: (Deadline: June 1, 2020)



Seeking proposals for the 2020 RHUBARB FESTIVAL ( February 12-22): (Deadline: September 6, 2019)

Centaur Theatre’s WILDSIDE FESTIVAL: (Deadline: September 15, 2019)

PAPRIKA FESTIVAL CALL FOR 2020 PRODUCTIONS: (Deadline: September 30, 2019)

Upintheair Theatre is now accepting applications for the 2020 rEvolver Festival (MAY 20 – MAY 31, 2020): Deadline: October 1, 2019


INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS CONFERENCES in Austria, Laubegg Castle on December 16-20, 2019:


Eccentric Clowning Workshop With Iman Lizarazu on September 19 & 20, 2019: (Limited space)

2019/20 RBC Emerging Playwrights Program is open to all Atlantic Canadian emerging playwrights: (Deadline: September 15, 2019)

Paprika Festival: THE PAPRIKA PLAYWRIGHTS UNIT focuses on the process of developing a script for the stage: (Deadline: September 30, 2019)

Paprika Festival: TD CREATOR’S UNIT for individual artists interested in collective creation and performance: (Deadline: September 30, 2019)

Paprika Festival: INDIGENOUS ARTS PROGRAM provides personalized, flexible training and support to young Indigenous performing artists: (Deadline: September 30, 2019)

RISER is intended to provide more opportunity for artists to take on risks in producing their work:



BANFF MOUNTAIN AND WILDERNESS WRITING (October 25 – November 16, 2019): (Deadline: November 17, 2019)

BANFF PLAYWRIGHTS LAB (April 14 – May 03, 2020): (Deadline: September 11, 2019)

Realwheels theatre in Vancouver is looking for a playwright to participate in a season-long residency starting in 2020: (Deadline: September 15, 2019)


PROJECTS FOR CHINA: The Chinese production, distribution and touring company Grand Boat Culture is currently seeking Art Projects: (Deadline: September 15, 2019)

READ MY PLAY, a free Script Exchange Service for Playwrights:

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:

Submit a Posting to PWM:

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