Dramaturgical Collaboration

As a part of our programming at PWM, we invite playwright/creator(s) from across Canada to apply for Dramaturgical Collaboration. We engage in deep explorations of story, form and process.

Dramaturgical Collaborations include Dramaturgical Conversations and may also include one or a combination of the following opportunities to be determined mutually by PWM and the playwright/creator(s) according to the needs of the project: Workshops, Residencies, Mentorships and Public Readings. A glossary of these terms can be found here.

Playwright/creator(s) can apply for Dramaturgical Collaboration at PWM at any time, as the application form remains open year-round, but a selection committee will come together once a year to choose projects for the upcoming season.


Applications are now closed for our 2022-2023 season. Once we finalize this season we will open applications again for next year.

All applicants will receive a response by email in April 2022 informing them of the outcome of their application. We welcome individual playwright/creator(s) and collectives to apply. We welcome local and national applications. If you are a theatre company, please contact PWM’s Artistic Director at sarah@playwrights.ca to discuss Dramaturgical Collaborations. 

If you have any questions regarding application criteria, please contact dramaturg@playwrights.ca. If you have any questions regarding accessibility as it relates to dramaturgical collaboration at PWM please contact accessibility@playwrights.ca. For accessibility information and video tours of our location, please click here.


PWM is committed to creating an environment where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.  We are continuously working to make all of our programs accessible and inclusive. 

PWM welcomes all applicants to our programs. While recognizing that the identity of each person is fundamentally plural, multidimensional, changing and evolving, we strongly encourage applications from artists who are: Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), Black, POC, racialized (including recent immigrants), 2SLGBTQQIPAA+, d/Deaf, neurodivergent, disabled, living with chronic illness and/or chronic pain. PWM is strongly committed to supporting a wide range of cultural identities and lived experiences, therefore we encourage applicants to self-identify in their application if they are comfortable doing so.

What kind of projects are considered for Dramaturgical Collaboration at PWM?

  • Stage of Development: We accept applications for projects at any stage of development. It could be an idea, a first draft (in whatever form that may be), or a new iteration of a project that has already been shared.
  • Discipline: This project could be a play, a performance, a digital work (for example: AR/VR, interactive game-based presentation, live or prerecorded virtual performance) or something hybrid in terms of language, discipline, or technology.
  • Applicants: We welcome individual playwright/creator(s) and collectives to apply. If you are a theatre company please contact PWM’s Artistic Director at sarah@playwrights.ca to discuss Dramaturgical Collaboration.
  • Location: We welcome local and national applications. We work in-person, virtually (for example: by video chat or by use of online collaborative tools), or a combination of both.

How can you apply for Dramaturgical Collaboration at PWM?

You can apply for Dramaturgical Collaboration via our application form. Audio and video applications are also welcomed. Please forward audio or video applications to dramaturg@playwrights.ca.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility, or require assistance with your application, please contact accessibility@playwrights.ca. For accessibility information and video tours of our location, please click here.

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with Dramaturgy at PWM before submitting your application.

If you have any questions regarding application criteria, please contact dramaturg@playwrights.ca.