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All final reports are completed and submitted in Nova, OAC’s online granting system. This now includes grants received through a paper application process. For instructions on how to log into Nova, see the Nova User Guide. You will find the report form in your Nova profile, under Action Items. For enquiries regarding reporting requirements, contact us at finalreport@arts.on.ca.

Recommenders for Theatre Creators

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Accepting applications
4th Line Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Culturally diverse playwrights/collectives, artists living with a disability; regional playwrights; projects/creators that align with our mandate - promote and preserve Canadian cultural heritage and history.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
January 18, 2019 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Kelsey Powell
4th Line Theatre
Millbrook
705-932-4505
kelsey@4thlinetheatre.on.ca
Accepting applications
Aluna Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Interdisciplinary and intercultural performance approaches, as well as text-based work, originating from Latin Canadian, newcomer and Indigenous communities.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
Deadline(s)
December 3, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Beatriz Pizano
Aluna Theatre
Toronto
416-203-2535
alunatheatre@gmail.com
Not accepting applications
b current
Specialization
None
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Priorities
New works in progress authored by artists from the Black and Brown diaspora.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
October 19, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Catherine Hernandez
b current Performing Arts Co.
Toronto
416-648-7340
catherine@bcurrent.ca
Accepting applications
Blyth Festival
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Narratives that embrace the complexity, enormity and diversity of rural life. Blyth is especially interested in work that interrogates questions of Canadian identity.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
January 18, 2019 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Gil Garratt
Blyth Festival
Blyth
519-523-9300
ggarratt@blythfestival.com
Accepting applications
Buddies in Bad Times
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming Identified Artists; Queer Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour Identified Artists; LGBTQ Identified Artists; Radical or Experimental Performance and Theatre
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
November 30, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Mel Hague
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Toronto
416-975-9130
mel@buddiesinbadtimes.com
Accepting applications
Cahoots Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Deaf artists, artists with disabilities, and artists of colour.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
November 19, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Indrit Kasapi
Cahoots Theatre
Toronto
416-203-9000
newwork@cahoots.ca
Accepting applications
Canadian Stage
Specialization
None
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Priorities
New creations which are multi-disciplinary in form or subject matter and/or are highly innovative in form, use of media, style or subject matter.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
December 7, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
​Birgit Schreyer Duarte
Canadian Stage
Toronto
416-367-8243
birgit@canadianstage.com
Accepting applications
Carousel Players
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Carousel Players focuses on the development of work for young audiences and the very young, with priority to original works by creators from diverse backgrounds.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
November 30, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Monica Dufault
Carousel Players
St. Catharines
905-682-8326 ext. 24
monica@carouselplayers.com
Not accepting applications
Crow's Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Crow’s wishes to support the variety of needs and approaches that individual creators or collectives may have in creating original work. We are interested in projects that are in all stages of development. We would like to support theatre creators who are working on new play texts, creation based-models, found sources, and with unusual combinations of the three.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
September 24, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Margaret Evans
Crow's Theatre
Toronto
647-341-7390 ext. 1009
margaret@crowstheatre.com
Not accepting applications
Factory Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Factory seeks applications that meaningfully engage with the diversity of our community, and are ambitious in form and scope.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
October 15, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Matt McGeachy
Factory Theatre
Toronto
416-504-4473
matt@factorytheatre.ca
Accepting applications
FIXT POINT
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Development of work by new parents, which may include place based work, creating art from audio, and public engagement.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
Deadline(s)
November 30, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Lisa Marie DiLiberto
FIXT POINT
Toronto
416-735-7991
Lisa@fixtpoint.com
Accepting applications
Fu-GEN Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Asian Canadian artists, artists of colour and women.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
November 16, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
David Yee
fu-GEN Theatre Company
Toronto
416-920-2828
david@fu-gen.org
Accepting applications
Grand Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Our priority: foster writers who support our commitment to premiering our stories on our stages. World curious, London proud, seeking artists that share that spirit.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
December 7, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Megan Watson
Grand Theatre
London
519-672-9030
mwatson@grandtheatre.com
Accepting applications
Great Canadian Theatre Company
Specialization
None
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Priorities
GCTC's strategic priorities are: local and Indigenous artists, equity and opportunity for all; to provide meaningful support for under-represented communities in Ottawa's theatre scene.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
December 7, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Catherine Ballachey
Great Canadian Theatre Company
Ottawa
613-236-5192
artistliaison@gctc.ca
Accepting applications
Green Light Arts
Specialization
None
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Priorities
We welcome traditional and non-traditional contemporary projects that inspire critical thinking and present a theme or idea in a bold, new, and exciting way.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
December 31, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Matt White
Green Light Arts
Kitchener
519-502-2141
matt@greenlight-arts.com
Accepting applications
Harbourfront Centre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Contemporary and interdisciplinary work with a bold, strong voice that pushes creative innovation.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
December 15, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Emma Mackenzie Hellier
Harbourfront Centre
Toronto
416-973-4241
emhillier@harbourfrontcentre.com
Accepting applications
Jumblies Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Projects with an interdisciplinary bent that combine professional theatre creation and production with community-engaged arts practice.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample (optional)
  • Audio/Visual (optional)
Deadline(s)
December 21, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Soraya Peerbaye
Jumblies Theatre
Toronto
416-203-8428
info@jumbliestheatre.org
Accepting applications
Mixed Company
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Works celebrating the role of theatre in social justice, community, building and change, and original works by artists of colour, indigenous and new generation artists.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
December 6, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
swetha Ranganathan
Mixed Company Theatre
Toronto
416-515-8080
swetha@mixedcompanytheatre.com
Accepting applications
MT Space
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Indigenous and culturally diverse projects, artistic collaborations and collective creations, interdisciplinary and physical theatre.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
Deadline(s)
December 7, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Pam Patel
MT Space
Kitchener
519-585-7763
pam@mtspace.ca
Accepting applications
Native Earth Performing Arts
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Native Earth prioritizes the funding of Indigenous artists. Culturally diverse artists are also encouraged to apply.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
December 9, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Keith Barker
Native Earth Performing Arts
Toronto
416-531-1402 ext. 26
keith@nativeearth.ca
Not accepting applications
Nightswimming
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Diversity of storytelling (geographic/cultural); Poetic, dramatic text; Dance; Performance events; Integration of music, especially vocal music; Exploration of dramatic forms - stretching dramaturgical boundaries.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
Deadline(s)
October 24, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Brittany Ryan
Nightswimming
Toronto
416-504-3898
brittany@nightswimmingtheatre.com
Not accepting applications
Nightwood Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Adhere to the priority of our mandate, that is, we recommend female identified playwrights/ creators. We do not necessarily require a focus on women's stories.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
November 9, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Naz Afsahi
Nightwood Theatre
Toronto
416-944-1740 ext. 8
naz@nightwoodtheatre.net
Accepting applications
Obsidian Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Black Artists, Artists of Colour, Emerging Artists
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
November 30, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Myekah Payne
Obsidian Theatre Company Inc.
Toronto
416-463-8444
pd@obsidiantheatre.com
Accepting applications
Odyssey Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Projects that incorporate a discipline related to masked theatre: including physical theatre, Commedia, buffoon, clown, puppetry and dance-drama.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
December 17, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Laurie Steven
Odyssey Theatre
Ottawa
613-232-8407
ad@odysseytheatre.ca
Accepting applications
Ottawa Fringe Festival
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Under-represented, emerging, and new gneration artists, living and creating in Ottawa. (Note: only fund Ottawa-based applicants.)
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
December 17, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Brittany Johnston
Ottawa Fringe Festival
Ottawa
613-232-6162
brittany@ottawafringe.com
Accepting applications
Outside the March
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Diverse voices interested in immersive theatre, innovation in the form, and strong script-based materials.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
November 15, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Mitchell Cushman
Outside the March
Toronto
647-465-9438
mitchell@outsidethemarch.ca
Accepting applications
Pat the Dog
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Projects new to Pat the Dog Theatre Creation.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
November 16, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Lisa O'Connell
Pat the Dog Theatre Creation
Kitchener
519-500-3871
lisa@patthedog.org
Accepting applications
Port Stanley Theatre Festival
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Interested in aiding in the development of local playwrights who are working on plays exploring issues of interest and relevance to our region.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
January 15, 2019 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Simon Joynes
Port Stanley Festival Theatre
Port Stanley
519-782-3914 ext. 3
simon@psft.ca
Not accepting applications
Puppetmongers
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Development of theatrical work with puppetry, and the creation of new forms and new theatrical uses of puppetry.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Audio/Visual
Deadline(s)
October 15, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Ann Powell
Puppetmongers Theatre
Toronto
416-538-6210
ann@puppetmongers.com
Accepting applications
Roseneath Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Theatre for Young Audiences and OAC Priority Groups
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
Deadline(s)
December 14, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Andrew Lamb
Roseneath Theatre
Toronto
416-686-5199
andrew@roseneath.ca
Not accepting applications
Soulpepper
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Ambitious works that speak to the diversity of modern-day Canada, and to diverse artists and audiences, written by emerging or mid-career playwrights, will be prioritized.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
October 15, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Guillermo Verdecchia
Soulpepper
Toronto
416-203-6264
guillermo.verdecchia@soulpepper.ca
Not accepting applications
Studio 180
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Provocative and insightful text based, narrative explorations of contemporary social and political issues.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
November 9, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Mark McGrinder
Studio 180 Theatre
Toronto
416-962-1800
mark@studio180theatre.com
Accepting applications
Sudbury Theatre Centre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Stories should have a Northern Ontario focus or be written by a Northern Ontario playwright.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
January 11, 2019 by 1:00 pm
Contact
John McHenry
Sudbury Theatre Centre
Sudbury
705-674-8381 ext. 28
director@sudburytheatre.ca
Accepting applications
Suitcase in Point
Specialization
None
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Priorities
New collaborative processes, multi-media works, satire and the work of regional artists.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
Deadline(s)
December 12, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Deanna Jones
Suitcase in Point
St. Catharines
289-477-1025
deanna@suitcaseinpoint.com
Not accepting applications
Talk is Free Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Supporting emerging book writers of musicals
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
October 2, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
​Arkady Spivak
Talk Is Free Theatre
Barrie
705-792-1949
arkady@tift.ca
Not accepting applications
Tangled Art + Disability
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
November 12, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Victoria Warner
Tangled Art + Disability
Toronto
647-725-5064
victoria@tangledarts.org
Not accepting applications
Tarragon Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
We're interested in work that investigates who we are within local and global contexts from a diversity of voices and points of view.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
November 5, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Joanna Falck
Tarragon Theatre
Toronto
416-536-5018 ext. 242
joanna@tarragontheatre.com
Accepting applications
The Musical Stage Company
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Musical theatre works only. Priority is given to projects written by teams, where music is integral to the emotional journey of the characters.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
  • Audio/Visual
Deadline(s)
December 17, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Robyn Hoja
The Musical Stage Company
Toronto
416-927-7880 ext. 221
robyn@musicalstagecompany.com
Accepting applications
Theatre Aquarius
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Hamilton/Halton/Niagara area writers and creators.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
December 14, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Luke Brown
Theatre Aquarius Inc.
Hamilton
905-522-7815
lbrown@theatreaquarius.org
Accepting applications
Theatre Direct
Specialization
None
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Priorities
We will give priority to applicants from OAC priority groups with emphasis on new generation artists proposing works in early stages of research and development.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
December 17, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Lynda Hill
Theatre Direct
Toronto
416-537-4191 ext. 225
lynda.h@theatredirect.on.ca
Accepting applications
Theatre Gargantua
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Theatre Gargantua supports creation of original contemporary works of multidisciplinary theatre, physical theatre, and/or new processes of theatre creation.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
Deadline(s)
January 11, 2019 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Yolanda Ferrato
Theatre Gargantua
Toronto
416-260-4660
yolanda@theatregargantua.ca
Accepting applications
Theatre Passe Muraille
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Diversity inclusive of: Form, Content, Method of Creation, Identity of Creators. New Career Artists. Work Critical of the Status Quo. Multidisciplinary and Collectively created projects.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
Deadline(s)
November 16, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Chantel Watts
Theatre Passe Muraille
Toronto
chantelm@passemuraille.on.ca
Not accepting applications
Theatre Smith Gilmour
Specialization
None
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Priorities
To assist theatre artists to create new work that reflects our cultural diversity, explores collaborative creation, and investigates the human condition with a unique theatricality.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
November 2, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Adriano Sobretodo Jr.
Theatre Smith-Gilmour
Toronto
n/a
submissions@theatresmithgilmour.com
Not accepting applications
Thousand Islands Playhouse
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Priority given to work originating from artists in Eastern Ontario, exploring our own history or themes relevant to our regional communities.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
October 15, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Jesse Stong
Thousand Islands Playhouse
Gananoque
514-975-7399
jesse@1000Islandsplayhouse.com
Not accepting applications
Toronto Fringe Festival
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Unique, innovative, and unexpected methods of storytelling. Artists/artist collaborations using any range of creative processes (script writing or otherwise) in the development of new theatre.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
November 5, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Laura Paduch
Toronto Fringe
Toronto
416-966-1062
general@fringetoronto.com
Accepting applications
Tottering Biped Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Priorities are projects which are: 1) Hamilton/Burlington area artists/intended audiences; 2) social justice oriented; 3) Highly physical.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
Deadline(s)
December 13, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Trevor Copp
Tottering Biped Theatre
Burlington
905-630-9665
artisticdirector@totteringbiped.ca
Accepting applications
Volcano Performance
Specialization
None
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Priorities
We prioritize projects that combine disciplines, bridge cultures and theatrical traditions, are politically and/or intellectually provocative, and look to reinvent the theatrical experiment.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
Deadline(s)
December 1, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Ross Manson
Volcano Theatre
Toronto
416-538-4436
ross@volcano.ca
Accepting applications
Why Not Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Artists who need to engage a senior mentor (local, national, international) in order to assist in the development and creation of a new work.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
December 1, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Kelly Read
Why Not Theatre
Toronto
416-568-8324
kelly@theatrewhynot.org
Accepting applications
Workman Arts
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Projects by creator(s) with lived experience of mental health/addiction; content/subject matter explores mental health/addiction in a sophisticated and artistically grounded way; may be multidisciplinary.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
December 14, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Cara Spooner
Workman Arts
Toronto
416-583-4339 ext. 4
cara_spooner@workmanarts.com
Accepting applications
Young Peoples Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Theatre for young audiences/culturally diverse work
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
December 13, 2018 by 1:00 pm
Contact
Stephen Colella
Young People's Theatre
Toronto
416-363-5131 ext. 222
scolella@youngpeoplestheatre.ca