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PRIX, CONCOURS ET SUBVENTIONS
OTTAWA LITTLE THEATRE ONE-ACT PLAYWRITING COMPETITION
La Ottawa Little Theatre is pleased to announce that they are accepting submissions for its National One Act Playwriting Competition. Winners will be announced in May 2021. Go ici for more information or contact Bob Hicks at (613) 862-1024.
(Deadline: December 31, 2020)
ANNUAL RISK THEATRE MODERN TRAGEDY COMPETITION
Edwin Wong calls on playwrights worldwide to submit plays to the 3rd annual 2021 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition, juried by an international panel of professionals, anonymous to each other and the public until the winners are announced. Cash prizes of $10,000 for the winner and five $525 prizes for the runners-up. The winner may also receive a travel stipend to offset the costs of travelling to Victoria to attend their workshop led by Edwin Wong. The workshop will culminate in a reading (either streamed online or before a live audience at the organizer’s discretion). For more information go ici.
(Deadline: May 31st, 2021)
THE NATIONAL CREATION FUND
La National Arts Centre‘s fund is a catalyst for Canadian artists to take their projects to a new level. It provides the additional time and resources that bold, ambitious projects need to be successful on the national and international stage.
The fund will invest up to $3 million a year in the development of 15 to 20 new Canadian works in theatre. For the application form go ici.
FESTIVALS ET ÉVÈNEMENTS
ADVANCE THEATRE 2021
If you are a female-identifying artist who also identifies as BIPOC, please submit a ten-page excerpt, a short bio, and a synopsis to firstname.lastname@example.org with Advance Theatre Submission in the subject line. They will get back to everyone who submits within a month after the deadline. The Guest Curator for the 2021 festival is playwright, actor, Pow Wow dancer and RST Artist in Residence Nyla Carpentier. For more information go ici.
(Deadline: March 15, 2021)
A LIFE IN THE TIMES OF COVID-19 TIME CAPSULE
Life in the time of COVID-19 is different from anything our world has experienced as a collective before. The Department of Imaginary Affairs believes that the stories we tell ourselves about this moment will shape our individual and collective realities for years to come. For their newest project, Life in the Time of COVID-19: A Time Capsule, the Department of Imaginary Affairs is looking for letters, stories, and artifacts from this moment for our future selves, and invites all to participate in its development. For more information go ici.
SOCIAL DISTANCING FESTIVAL
La Social Distancing Festival is an online artist’s community made to celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The project has three main goals: help get some of the great work that artists have done out to the world, and showcase projects that were cancelled get the word of mouth that they missed out on; maintain a sense of artistic community, even from our living rooms; allow artists to continue to engage with their projects by making videos, sharing work, and celebrating the work of others. Visit the website to submit your work.
THE AFTER THEATRE SCHOOL PROJECT
Theatre Topikós is currently seeking submissions for their After Theatre School Project; a curated blog wherein theatre school graduates (and dropouts!) examine the disparity between the expectations and reality of what life is like after school. This curated blog is a place for people to tell their stories; the good, bad and ugly. The unlikely and hilarious paths that this life has lead us down. It isn’t meant to be a sobering reality, but rather a resource to add some levity and fun truths about what life can be like after theatre school. For more information go ici.
CONFÉRENCES ET SÉMINAIRES
WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2022
A gathering of women playwrights from all around the world coming to Montreal, Canada in 2022 ! The conference will be held at Dawson College from June 18-23 and will feature plays, workshops and round-table discussions led by theatre practitioners from around the world. For more information, please email email@example.com, their Facebook page, or their website.
(Dates: June 18-23, 2022)
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CANADIAN CASA MENTOR
The CASA Award is now looking for two mentors to work with 2020 CASA Award winner, South African playwright, Genna Gardini. One director/mentor will be South African, while the dramaturgical/mentor will be an experienced Canadian woman playwright. Previous PGC Women’s Caucus (WC) mentors have been Diane Flacks, Marcia Johnson, Natalie Meisner, Kelley Jo Burke, and Patti Flather. Genna has requested the following: “I would love to be able to work with someone who is sensitive to theatre about illness and disability, and/or feminist takes on historical figures. This play is also operating on a much bigger scale than anything I’ve ever written, so getting help from a person who has dealt with a big production would be really useful, if it’s possible.”
The mentor will be paid an honorarium of $750 + HST if applicable. Applications should include: a one-page bio, or 2-3 page resume; and a short letter (a paragraph is fine) about why you’d like to be considered for the 2021 CASA mentor/dramaturg position. Please email your applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “2021 Mentor Application.”
(Deadline: January 15th, 2021)
GHOSTLIGHT CREATIVE SERVICES: STUDIO SESSIONS
GhostLight is a digital theatrical training ground and digital performance space. Studio Sessions is an interview/conversation series curated by Charlotte Gowdy that provides insight into the artistic processes of the masters. You’ll learn tips, techniques and personal secrets of the craft from a variety of actors, directors, playwrights, stage managers, designers and creators. Conversations are followed by a live Q&A session, open to all. Public sessions are broadcast on a regular basis at 11am EST on Facebook Live. For dates and more information on past and upcoming Studio Sessions, please go ici.
La RISER Project is a collaborative producing model for theatre artists and companies to create and present new work. It was developed by Why Not Theatre in 2013 in order to address some of the challenges of producing independent theatre, and to provide more opportunity for artists to take on risks in producing their work.
RÉSIDENCES ET RETRAITES
2021 PARC PLAYWRIGHTS’RETREAT
Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre will be hosting the 2021 PARC Playwrights’ Retreat (formerly Colony) from May 9th – 23rd in Sackville, New Brunswick on the Mount Allison University campus (or remotely as required due to COVID-19 regulations at the scheduled time). The annual Playwrights’ Retreat is a two-week playwrights’ residency open to emerging and established playwrights in Atlantic Canada. At the Retreat, eight to ten playwrights from across the Atlantic region and beyond will have an opportunity to further develop a new script. The Retreat offers the most intensive writing opportunity for playwrights in this region. It provides playwrights with the time to write, reflect and develop their work in a supportive and nurturing environment. Writers benefit from the one-on-one assistance of a professional dramaturg and the expertise of a company of professional workshop actors. Accommodation and honorarium provided and travel arranged or assisted. For more information go ici.
(Deadline: January 15, 2021)
MASSTOWN MARKET SHIPWRIGHT RESIDENCY
Ship’s Company Theatre is offering a month-long retreat for East Coast BIPOC artists. Where does the creative power lie and who has access to its distribution? This announcement of The Masstown Market Shipwright Residency is one small step Ship’s Company Theatre is taking presently to take action against the suppression of BIPOC voices, including within our own make-up and history. The Masstown Market Shipwright Residency is a month-long residency where Ship’s Company provides an honorarium, accommodations, travel and more. Ship’s Company Theatre is currently seeking submissions from East Coast BIPOC artists. For more information go ici.
INDEPENDENT RESIDENCIES IN THE LEIGHTON ARTISTS STUDIOS
Independent residencies in the Leighton Artists Studios offer you the ability to delve into your work as a solitary, self-directed retreat, as well as the option to engage within the larger artists’ community at Banff Centre, and attending talks and shows. The nine unique studios are each designed by a distinguished Canadian architect and provide a perfect setting for individuals and collectives from a wide variety of artistic genres to create new work. Go ici for more information.
SATORI ARTIST RETREAT
Satori Artist Retreat is a quiet place to create. On Panmure Island, PE, you can breathe and reconnect with your creative self. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SOUMETTRE UNE PIÈCE
PLAYWRIGHTS CANADA PRESS SEEKING MONOLOGUES FOR 2SLGBTQ+ AND NON-BINARY VOICES
Playwrights Canada Press invites you to submit monologues for publication in its latest anthology, a collection of monologues for 2SLGBTQ+ and non-binary voices. Playwrights are asked to submit a monologue of approximately 1-2 pages. Submissions may come from produced plays, workshopped plays, or a stand-alone monologue that has already been written or is responding to this particular submission call. If your piece has already been published, you must include information on how to contact the publisher. Send your submissions to email@example.com and go ici for more information.
(Deadline: June 30, 2021)
PROJECT Y THEATRE COMPANY SEEKS ZOOM PLAYS
Project Y is looking for monologues, scenes, and plays that are written to be performed on the Zoom platform. Plays can have two or more characters, but context is key — there must be a realistic need for this to be a Zoom call: teenagers talking late at night, a couple separated by borders, classmates trying to Zoom for a class project, etc. In addition to being considered for a professional production, all submitted plays may be compiled and made available online to anyone who seeks to use them for educational purposes. All plays/playwrights chosen will receive a stipend for their work. This is a rolling deadline. For more information go ici.
CONVERGENCE THEATRE: THE COVID COMMISSIONS
At the end of March, Convergence Theatre put out a call to the public: “leave a voicemail or write an e-mail telling us about the impact that COVID-19 is having on your life”. To date, the company has received over 111 of these COVID Confessions. As part of a fundraising campaign for out-of-work artists, the company is currently accepting commission donations from folks at home who want to see a piece of artwork created in response to one of these COVID Confessions. The $100 donations are split equally between an Artist who will have just 10 days to make a surprise creation inspired by a COVID Confession, and an Actor in their ongoing “Phone Play Cycle” The Corona Variations. Interested artists are invited to join the roster – playwrights, poets, writers of any kind, dancers, musicians, filmmakers, etc. Eventually, every artist’s piece will be featured on the Convergence Theatre website (along with an excerpt of the anonymous COVID Confession that inspired it) as a way to further support and showcase each artist and their work. The deadline is rolling. Go ici for more information.
READ MY PLAY
A free Script Exchange Service for Playwrights.
BLACK THEATRE WORKSHOP
Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) is always on the lookout for new works.
Cahoots Theatre accepts unsolicited scripts by writers and creators.
CHAMELEON THEATRE COMPANY
Chameleon Theatre Company welcomes new work by women.
DANCING SKY THEATRE
Dancing Sky Theatre accepts unsolicited manuscripts of full-length and original plays.
If you are a playwright with a script to develop, get in touch with Fabricate Productions.
GREAT CANADIAN THEATRE COMPANY
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.
NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE
Submit your theatre project proposal to The National Arts Centre.
NATIVE EARTH PERFORMING ARTS
Submit a script to Native Earth Performing Arts.
Launched in April 2017, PlayConnect is Playwrights Guild of Canada’s revamped version of the Canada Council Readings Program. It connects playwrights with communities and new audiences by providing an opportunity for travel funding, promotion, and professional development. As a network liaison, PGC ensures that the program is accessible and inclusive of a wide-ranging group of artists and audiences.
PLAYME CBC PODCAST
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.
THE PURPLE ROSE
Submit a script to the Purple Rose Theatre Company – dedicated to the development and production of new plays and emerging playwrights.
RESOURCE CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
La Resource Centre for the Arts wants to present your play.
STUDIO 180 THEATRE
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
Teesri Duniya Theatre seeks culturally diverse and First Nation plays.
Theatre NDG hosts a monthly play-reading series of original works.
theatrendg (Facebook group)
THEATRE NEW BRUNSWICK
Theatre New Brunswick invites playwrights to submit scripts for future consideration for both Main Stage and Studio Theatre productions.
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.
THEATRE ART LIFE
Love to write or have something to say? Become a contributor to Theatre Art Life!
Submit a play to Urban Stages.
WOMEN ARTS BLOG
Do you have an idea for an article you would like to write for the Women Arts Blog?