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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 17, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
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)
  • January 15, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Beatriz Pizano
Aluna Theatre
Toronto
416-203-2535
alunatheatre@gmail.com
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)
  • September 30, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
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 17, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
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)
  • December 2, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
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 18, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Tanisha Taitt
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 13, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Mel Hague
Canadian Stage
Toronto
416-367-8243 ext. 244
mhague@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)
  • December 6, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Monica Dufault
Carousel Players
St. Catharines
905-682-8326 ext. 24
monica@carouselplayers.com
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 30, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Margaret Evans
Crow's Theatre
Toronto
647-341-7390 ext. 1009
margaret@crowstheatre.com
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 11, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Matt McGeachy
Factory Theatre
Toronto
416-504-4473
matt@factorytheatre.ca
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 12, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
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)
  • January 6, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Matt White
Green Light Arts
Kitchener
519-502-2141
matt@greenlight-arts.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 19, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Ruth Howard
Jumblies Theatre
Toronto
416-203-8428
info@jumbliestheatre.org
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 6, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Keith Barker
Native Earth Performing Arts
Toronto
416-531-1402 ext. 26
keith@nativeearth.ca
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 31, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Brittany Ryan
Nightswimming
Toronto
416-504-3898
brittany@nightswimmingtheatre.com
Accepting applications
Nightwood Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Nightwood accepts women writers (our definition expressly includes trans women), prioritizing folks from the Deaf and disability communities, BIPOC women and next generation creators.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • November 27, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
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 29, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Myekah Payne
Obsidian Theatre Company Inc.
Toronto
416-463-8444
pd@obsidiantheatre.com
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 16, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Brittany Johnston
Ottawa Fringe Festival
Ottawa
613-232-6162
brittany@ottawafringe.com
Accepting applications
Pleiades Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
We prioritize translating stories from other languages into English and/or new works written in English which explore life in one of Canada's many cultures.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
Deadline(s)
  • December 16, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Andrey Tarasiuk
Pleiades Theatre
Toronto
416-203-1227
andrey@pleiadestheatre.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 17, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Simon Joynes
Port Stanley Festival Theatre
Port Stanley
519-782-3914 ext. 3
simon@psft.ca
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, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
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 13, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Andrew Lamb
Roseneath Theatre
Toronto
416-686-5199 ext. 222
andrew@roseneath.ca
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 7, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Guillermo Verdecchia
Soulpepper
Toronto
416-203-6264
guillermo.verdecchia@soulpepper.ca
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 1, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
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 10, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
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, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Deanna Jones
Suitcase in Point
St. Catharines
289-477-1025
deanna@suitcaseinpoint.com
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 11, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
​Arkady Spivak
Talk Is Free Theatre
Barrie
705-792-1949
arkady@tift.ca
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 15, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Victoria Warner
Tangled Art + Disability
Toronto
647-725-5064
victoria@tangledarts.org
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 4, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
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 16, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Aaron Willis
The Musical Stage Company
Toronto
416-927-7880 ext. 229
aaron@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 13, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Luke Brown
Theatre Aquarius Inc.
Hamilton
905-522-7815
lbrown@theatreaquarius.org
Accepting applications
Theatre Direct
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Theatre Direct is seeking applications from emerging artists creating devised pieces for TYA that play with form - including, but not limited to, work that is site-specific, immersive, participatory and/or involves the use of digital media.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • December 2, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Lisa Marie DiLiberto
Theatre Direct
Toronto
416-537-4191
RGTC@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 15, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Jacquie Thomas
Theatre Gargantua
Toronto
416-260-4660
jacquie@theatregargantua.ca
Accepting applications
Theatre Passe Muraille
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Artists of colour, Indigenous artists, Deaf artists, artists with disabilities and queer artists (which includes trans, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary) creating with alternative points of view or processes.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • December 2, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Chantel Watts
Theatre Passe Muraille
Toronto
416 504 8988
chantelm@passemuraille.on.ca
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 4, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Adriano Sobretodo Jr.
Theatre Smith-Gilmour
Toronto
n/a
submissions@theatresmithgilmour.com
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)
  • September 30, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Sophia Fabiilli
Thousand Islands Playhouse
Gananoque
613 382 7086 ext. 28
sophia@1000islandsplayhouse.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) represents some kind of collaboration between individuals, groups, and/or artistic disciplines.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
Deadline(s)
  • December 9, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Trevor Copp
Tottering Biped Theatre
Burlington
905-630-9665
artisticdirector@totteringbiped.ca
Accepting applications
Volcano Theatre
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 2, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
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)
  • November 1, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Kira Allen
Why Not Theatre
Toronto
647-948-9615
kira@theatrewhynot.org
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 16, 2019, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Stephen Colella
Young People's Theatre
Toronto
416-363-5131 ext. 222
scolella@youngpeoplestheatre.ca