Call for Playwrights

Call for submissions to TheatreOne’s Emerging Voices new play development program

Nanaimo, BC – Theatre One’s Emerging Voices is now accepting submissions for the 2020-2021 season.  Emerging Voices, now in its 16th year, is a series of workshops and staged readings of three new, original Canadian plays by local and regional playwrights. Participating playwrights benefit from dramaturgical support before, during and after the workshops, have the opportunity to engage with professional artists during the day-long CAEA workshop and see their plays read before live audiences that evening, receiving valuable feedback from actors and patrons.

Interested playwrights are invited to submit scripts to TheatreOne’s Artistic Associate, Nicolle Nattrass at: [email protected]. To meet eligibility criteria, the scripts must be new, Canadian plays by local and regional (BC) playwrights that have not received a production. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, plays with small casts will be given preference during this time.

New scripts will be selected by August 15, 2020 for the 16th season, but further submissions are always welcome. There is no fee for submitting or for taking part. 

Emerging Voices supports the Equity in Theatre Initiative, Playwrights Guild of Canada which promotes gender equality and diversity in theatre.