Emerging Voices

2021 Season


Emerging Voice’s Artistic Associate and Dramaturg Jessica Schacht is delighted to announce the three scripts selected for TheatreOne’s 2021-22 play workshop series:

• Break Horizons by Kim Senklip Harvey
• The Shape of Your Good Days by Anna Marie Anderson
• The Ties That Bind by Yvette Menard

In all over 30 submissions were received from across Canada, many of them excellent. Over the next few months Jessica will work with the successful playwrights to develop the scripts, culminating in an intensive workshop with professional actors followed by a public reading those same evenings. For playwrights, Emerging Voices offers a rare platform for input and to see their work performed – and for theatre lovers, a wonderful opportunity to both engage in the creative process and enjoy a stimulating, often entertaining evening of theatre.

Watch for more news about Emerging Voices as we approach the first of our public readings, scheduled for Tuesday, February 1, 2022.


Based on Canada’s Vancouver Island, TheatreOne supports new play development; presents Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) performances, live performances, and curates an annual independent film series. Since its inception in 1983, TheatreOne has produced or presented over 200 TYA and MainStage performances. The Company’s Emerging Voices Series has supported the development of 50 new works since 2016 and its Independent Film Series has presented 120 films since 2000. https://www.theatreone.ca

A special thank you to series sponsors Sitka Wealth Management and the City of Nanaimo.


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