Gros Morne Playwrights’ Residency

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The Gros Morne Playwrights’ Residency brings French and English playwrights from across Canada together to write, dream, share and create. Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal (PWM) and le Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD) in partnership with Creative Gros Morne, the Bonne Bay Aquarium, the Cole Foundation, and Artistic Fraud, 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. In 2022, the residency will take place from October 13 – 24. Click here to read about the participants.

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Eligibility criteria

– 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)

Program Brochures

2019, 201820172016

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.

Supporters: The Cole Foundation, Grenfell Campus, Creative Gros Morne, The Canada Council for the Arts, Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec