New Play Development

Alberta Theatre Projects is currently soliciting pitches from Canadian playwrights for potential new play commission.

Please forward a one-page outline of a play for consideration to auditions@atplive.com and include a sample scene (maximum ten pages) from one of your previous works.

Please view full details HERE.

Submission deadline: June 20, 2020


Alberta Theatre Projects is a national leader in the development and production of new Canadian plays – it is at the heart of what we do, and vital to the role we’ve played in Canada’s artistic community for over 45 years.

Alberta Theatre Projects nurtures playwrights and theatre makers both locally and nationally by creating models for making new work that are shaped by the needs of the project and its creators. Our processes are adaptable, flexible, inventive, and playful, embracing new voices and forms. The plays on our stage include a wide range of stories and perspectives – they build bridges for emerging voices in Canadian theatre and reflect our community in all of its diversity.

GET INVOLVED:

We commission, develop and premiere new plays every season. We offer mentorship and camaraderie in our Playwrights Unit, and foster new voices through Student Writers Group and Emerging Artists programs. We welcome you to participate in our new play development activities through Job Shadowing and Apprenticeships.

SUBMISSIONS:

We prefer not to receive unsolicited scripts as we are unable to read them in a timely manner and cannot offer feedback. Instead, please introduce yourself and let us know what you are working on, or invite us to a reading or production of your play.