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

Nanaimo, BC – TheatreOne’s Emerging Voices is now accepting submissions for the 2022-2023 season.  Emerging Voices, now in its 18th year, is a series of workshops and staged readings of three new, original 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 a 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 new Artistic Associate, Jessica Schacht at: To meet eligibility criteria, playwrights must reside in Canada and the scripts must be new, original plays that have not received a professional production.

New scripts will be selected by September 15, 2022 for the 18th season, but further submissions are always welcome. There is no fee for submitting or for taking part. Selected playwrights will receive an honorarium based on PGC workshop rates. 

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

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