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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 in to Nova, see the Nova User Guide. You will find the report form in your Nova profile, under Action Items. For inquiries regarding reporting requirements, contact us at finalreport@arts.on.ca.

Recommenders for Theatre Creators

The 2022-23 program is open from September 2022 until January 13, 2023. Note that the list of participating recommenders is posted in September 2022 when the program opens, and is subject to updates and changes during the program year.

Find a Recommender

Currently accepting applications

Currently accepting applications
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
  • Audio/Visual (optional)
Deadline(s)
  • January 13, 2023, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Clayton Law
4th Line Theatre
Millbrook
705-932-4505
clayton@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)
  • November 15, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Beatriz Pizano
Aluna Theatre
Toronto
416-203-2535
alunatheatre@gmail.com
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 13, 2023, 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; 2SLGBTQ 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, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Daniel Carter
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Toronto
416-975-9130
daniel@buddiesinbadtimes.com
Accepting applications
Cahoots Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Artists of colour, Deaf artists, artists with disabilities, and queer artists.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • October 3, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Lisa Alves
Cahoots Theatre
Toronto
416-203-9000
info@cahoots.ca
Accepting applications
Canadian Stage
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Multidisciplinary or Interdisciplinary Practice; Large Scale/Scope Projects; Contemporary Theatrical and/or Performance Practices.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • December 2, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Brendan Healy
Canadian Stage
Toronto
416-367-8243 ext. 244
bhealy@canadianstage.com
Accepting applications
Carousel Players
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Work for young audiences and the very young, with priority to original works by creators from diverse backgrounds, especially Indigenous, Black and POC creators.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • January 6, 2023, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Monica Dufault
Carousel Players
St. Catharines
905-682-8326 ext. 24
monica@carouselplayers.com
Accepting applications
Factory Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
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)
  • December 9, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Mel Hague
Factory Theatre
Toronto
416-504-4473
mel@factorytheatre.ca
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 18, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
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
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)
  • November 14, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Christine Gruenbauer
Grand Theatre
London
5196729030
cgruenbauer@grandtheatre.com
Accepting applications
Great Canadian Theatre Company
Specialization
None
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Priorities
BIPOC and local 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
  • Audio/Visual (optional)
Deadline(s)
  • November 28, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Sarah Kitz
Great Canadian Theatre Company
Ottawa
613-236-5192
sarah@gctc.ca
Accepting applications
Green Light Arts
Specialization
None
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Priorities
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 8, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Matt White
Green Light Arts
Kitchener
226-444-8011
matt@greenlight-arts.com
Accepting applications
Jumblies Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Community-engaged arts projects that involve theatre/performance and combine disciplines, forms and traditions, with a priority for artists from equity seeking groups and/or non-Toronto regions of Ontario.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample (optional)
  • Audio/Visual (optional)
Deadline(s)
  • December 16, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Sharada Eswar
Jumblies Theatre
Toronto
416 203 8428
sharada@jumbliestheatre.org
Accepting applications
Magnus Theatre Company
Specialization
None
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Priorities
As the only professional theatre in Northern Ontario, our priority is to tell stories that speak to the north as well as the broader Canadian population.  Additionally, we prioritize the development of new works by Indigenous playwrights from across Ontario.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
  • Audio/Visual
Deadline(s)
  • January 9, 2023, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Thom Currie
Magnus Theatre Company
Thunder Bay
807-345-8033 ext 223
artisticdirector@magnustehatre.com
Accepting applications
Modern Times Stage Company
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Radical and imaginative theatrical arts; exciting works that challenge theatrical form, context, narrative and performance; work from Immigrants, IBPOC artists, LGTBQ+ artists, Fem-artists, artists with disabilities, and other historically & structurally marginalized artists; artists with exciting and fresh ideas we've never encountered.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
  • Audio/Visual (optional)
Deadline(s)
  • December 9, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Rouvan Silogix
Modern Times Stage Company
Toronto
647.890.4387
rouvan@moderntimesstage.com
Accepting applications
MT Space
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Projects by Indigenous, Black, POC, Newcomer, Immigrant, Refugee creators; artistic collaborations, collective creations, devised processes; interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, multilingual and physical theatre.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
Deadline(s)
  • January 13, 2023, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Pam Patel
MT Space
Kitchener
519 585 7763
info@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 or
  • Audio/Visual
Deadline(s)
  • January 10, 2023, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Joelle Peters
Native Earth Performing Arts
Toronto
416-531-1402 ext. 26
joelle@nativeearth.ca
Accepting applications
Nightswimming
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Diversity of storytelling (geographic/cultural/language/live-digital hybrids); 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 14, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Gloria Mok
Nightswimming
Toronto
647-987-9637
gloria@nightswimmingtheatre.com
Accepting applications
Nightwood Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
As a feminist theatre company, Nightwood encourages applications from trans and cis women, Two-Spirit, non-binary folks and anyone who self-identifies as having experienced gender oppression. We will be prioritizing folks from the Deaf and disability communities and IBPOC women.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • November 16, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Amanda Lin
Nightwood Theatre
Toronto
416-944-1740
amanda@nightwoodtheatre.net
Accepting applications
Obsidian Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Black artists representing all intersections and at any stage in their careers.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • December 15, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Vanessa Spence
Obsidian Theatre Company Inc.
Toronto
647-920-6256
op@obsidiantheatre.com
Accepting applications
Odyssey Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Artists with projects whose style or method of creation relates broadly to the nature of Odyssey’s work (mask and movement based theatre, including: Commedia dell’Arte, physical theatre, bouffon, clown, puppetry, and international forms of masked dance-theatre). Writers and collaborative creators. Projects reflecting culturally diverse mask and movement art forms. We encourage applications from artists who self-identify as members of OAC priority groups.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • January 12, 2023, 1 p.m. ET
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 generation artists, living and creating in Ottawa.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • December 19, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Alain Richer
Ottawa Fringe Festival
Ottawa
613-232-6162
director@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 and/or
  • Audio/Visual (optional)
Deadline(s)
  • November 30, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Jeff Ho
Outside the March
Toronto
647-986-3133
jeff@outsidethemarch.ca
Accepting applications
Pat the Dog
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Projects new to Pat the Dog Theatre Creation from artists working and/or creating in Northern ON and Women-identified/Women-presenting/Non-binary Folk in Southwestern ON.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • November 30, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
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 13, 2023, 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
The nurturing of professional, mid-career, new-generation, and culturally diverse artists with the development of works with puppetry: The integration of puppetry into theatre productions; the creation of new forms of puppetry 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 27, 2022, 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 21, 2022, 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.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • January 13, 2023, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Kimberly Colburn
Soulpepper
Toronto
416-866-8666
kimberly.colburn@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)
  • December 2, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Mark McGrinder
Studio 180 Theatre
Toronto
647-393-1971
mark@studio180theatre.com
Accepting applications
Suitcase in Point
Specialization
None
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Priorities
New collaborative processes, multi-media, satire and the work of regional, BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ++ artists.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample or
  • Audio/Visual
Deadline(s)
  • December 12, 2022, 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 and storytellers of musicals.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • October 14, 2022, 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)
  • January 13, 2023, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Victoria Anne Warner
Tangled Art + Disability
Toronto
647-725-5064
victoria@tangledarts.org
Accepting applications
Tarragon Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Work that investigates who we are within local and global contexts that reflects the richness of our Canadian landscape; embracing a diversity of voices, points of view and artistic practice.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • December 14, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Myekah Payne
Tarragon Theatre
Toronto
647-821-5860
aad@tarragontheatre.com
Accepting applications
The Musical Stage Company
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Musical theatre works only. 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 6, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Victoria Wang
The Musical Stage Company
Toronto
416-927-7880 ext. 235
victoriawang@musicalstagecompany.com
Accepting applications
Theatre Aquarius
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Theatre Aquarius is a hub for creative conversation that celebrates possibility, engages community, fosters innovation and ignites future voices. We aim to support artists from or based in the Hamilton/Halton community.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • October 11, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Mary Francis Moore
Theatre Aquarius Inc.
Hamilton
416 700 7144
mfmoore@theatreaquarius.org
Accepting applications
Theatre Direct
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Applications from emerging artists devising form-breaking work for TYA - including, but not limited to, work that is site-specific, immersive, participatory and/or involves the use of interactive digital media. Theatre Direct prioritizes applications from equity-seeking groups, including those who identify as: Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Trans, Nonbinary, Queer, Disabled and intersections of those identities.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample and/or
  • Audio/Visual
Deadline(s)
  • January 9, 2023, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Sehar Bhojani
Theatre Direct
Toronto
905-912-4247
RGTC@theatredirect.ca
Accepting applications
Theatre Gargantua
Specialization
None
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Priorities
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 13, 2023, 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)
  • November 1, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
April Leung
Theatre Passe Muraille
Toronto
416-504-8988 ext. 2123
aprill@passemuraille.on.ca
Accepting applications
Theatre Smith Gilmour
Specialization
None
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Priorities
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 7, 2022, 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
Work of BIPOC artists and/or work by artists in Eastern Ontario and/or work that explores the history and themes relevant to our regional communities.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • December 9, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Brett Christopher
Thousand Islands Playhouse
Gananoque
(613) 382-7086
brett@1000islandsplayhouse.com
Accepting applications
Toronto Fringe Festival
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Projects in development that focus on unique, innovative, and unexpected methods of storytelling that align with the Fringe Festival values. Artists/collectives using any range of creative processes (script writing or otherwise) in the development of new, previously unproduced works.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • November 8, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Suzanne Wilkie
Toronto Fringe
Toronto
416-966-1062
general@fringetoronto.com
Accepting applications
Tottering Biped Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Projects which: 1) include Hamilton/Burlington area artists/intended audiences; 2) are social-justice oriented; 3) represent some kind of collaboration between individuals, groups, and/or artistic disciplines; 4) use physical theatre. IBPOC artists strongly encouraged.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
Deadline(s)
  • January 11, 2023, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Alma Sarai
Tottering Biped Theatre
Burlington
905-979-6519
development@totteringbiped.ca
Accepting applications
Volcano Theatre
Specialization
None
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Priorities
We will prioritize projects that combine disciplines, bridge cultures and theatrical traditions, are politically and/or intellectually provocative, and look to reinvent the theatrical experiment. We embrace digital and digital/analogue experiments as part of this. We hope to solicit submissions that, whether digital or not, provide audiences with a feeling that their experience of the work is consequential. We are very interested in WHY a project is necessary at this time.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
Deadline(s)
  • January 9, 2023, 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
Projects that focus on mentorship.
Submission Instructions

You will be asked to submit the following items:

  • C.V. (mandatory)
  • Script Sample
Deadline(s)
  • November 29, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Michelle Yagi
Why Not Theatre
Toronto
647-948-9615
michelle@whynot.theatre
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 15, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Stephen Colella
Young People's Theatre
Toronto
416-363-5131 ext. 222
scolella@youngpeoplestheatre.org