Workshop West's Reading Service is Open!

Date: Sep 21, 2022

Deadline: May 31, 2023 - 11:45 pm

Workshop West Reading Service
Workshop West Playwrights Theatre invites playwrights currently residing in Alberta to submit plays in process for one-on-one dramaturgical support and/or production consideration.
Workshop West is committed to supporting playwrights’ visions, from inception through to production, building relationships with writers over the long term, and ensuring that development processes are uniquely designed to serve their needs. We are committed to supporting all Albertan playwrights WWPT through our Reading Service.

Reading Service:
Available from September-May each year, this program gives Alberta writers an opportunity to work directly with our Resident Dramaturg to discuss works in progress via in-person, phone, or zoom consultations. September-May of each year we can accept one draft, per playwright, of any script written for performance in the theatre by playwrights residing in Alberta. The program is free of charge. We are unable to support musicals and works written for television, radio, or forms other than stage plays.

To submit: Visit our website and fill out the form: https://www.workshopwest.org/script-submissions

For Production Consideration:
Workshop West programmes original plays (dramas, comedies, and everything in between) that investigate the problems and possibilities of our time by asking bold questions of the modern world. We program outstanding small-cast, full-length plays which are formally or thematically original. For us, a small cast is 6 characters or less. A full-length play is usually at least 50 pages in length and around 35-40 pages if it is a monologue. We accept submissions from September-May each year.

To submit: Visit our website for more information: https://www.workshopwest.org/script-submissions