Infinithéâtre calls for submissions to its second cohort of “The Playwrights’ Unit” 

Submission deadline: June 16th, 2017

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Do you have a first draft of a play and would like a period of concentrated dramaturgical development to get it production-ready?

Infinithéâtre’s The Unit may be the right place for your play to achieve its potential!

Interested writers are to submit a completed early draft of a new, unproduced, play by June 16, 2017. Writers must be able to commit to a 12-month process of group workshops to be led by Alexandria Haber (Playwright & Dramaturg) and Guy Sprung (Artistic Director, Infinithéâtre). All meetings and workshops will take place in Montreal.

Writers will be notified of their selection on August 1, 2017, with the initial meeting to take place in September 2017. Workshops will then be scheduled, to meet the convenience of all parties, approximately every two months, leading to a series of staged public readings in September 2018. Writers are expected to bring a new draft of their play to each session. The first gathering of The Unit culminated with staged readings at The Centaur Theatre, The Segal Centre, Mainline Theatre, and Grove Hall Performing Arts Centre (Huntington, Qc) in September 2016.

The goal of The Unit is to take an early draft of a play or project and develop it into a production-ready script. Must be a Quebec writer, or a First Nations writer from anywhere across Canada. Preference will be given to writers and projects that are supported or sponsored by a production company or theatre anywhere in the world. Please display this in the form of a letter of support from said company.

A hard copy of your play must be delivered or post-marked to Infinithéâtre (5413 Blvd. St-Laurent, Suite 302, Montreal, Qc, H2T, 1S5) by June 16, 2017.

Please include with your play a CV and your letter of support.

Typically, workshops are two or three days of 10am-6pm work. Writers are paid a stipend of $100 per day for the workshops.

For more information or questions, please contact Matt Jacobs, project administrator, at plays@infinitheatre.com.


Read the official notice at http://www.infinitheatre.com/unit-cohort-two
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