*COVID-19 UPDATE – July 20, 2020*
The Coronavirus Pandemic remains a public health risk to all, travel restrictions and social distancing measures continue to be necessary. We therefore came to the decision that we could no longer put off the inevitable and are officially cancelling this year’s edition scheduled for October 16th to the 28th.
We thank you all for your interest and look forward to receiving applications for the 2021 edition that will be announced next year in May.
The Gros Morne Playwrights’ Residency brings French and English playwrights from across Canada together to write, dream, share and create. Headed by PWM and Le Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD) in partnership with Creative Gros Morne, Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Cole Foundation, the program offers dramaturgy in both official languages. Selected playwrights fly to the Bonne Bay Marine Station at Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland for a ten-day retreat where they can benefit from a combination of unstructured writing time, individual dramaturgical sessions, and daily formalized exchanges on process. Located on Newfoundland’s breathtaking west coast within the vibrant community of Norris Point, the Bonne Bay Marine Station is beautifully set up for an artistic residency that inspires new work.
The Gros Morne Playwrights’ Residency has become the cornerstone for national exchange. Through this Residency, programmed in partnership with the CEAD, we are confronting barriers, exchanging ideas, cultural perspectives and creative practice.
Call for Submissions
The Gros Morne Playwrights’ Residency takes place annually. For 2020, the residency will take place from October 16 to 26. Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media to stay informed about our programs. We will update this page and publish specific application details with the call. Click here to read about the 2019 participants.
– applicants must be available for the whole residency
– applicants must be willing to participate in all activities prepared for the residency
– the play submitted for consideration should be in the early stages of development (first draft or slightly beyond)
The Gros Morne Playwrights Residency was made possible with the support of Creative Gros Morne, Memorial University of Newfoundland, the Cole Foundation, The Canada Council for the Arts, Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Le Conseil des arts de Montréal.