The Greater Forest Lawn Playwrights Lab
Chromatic Theatre is now accepting applications for the Greater Forest Lawn Playwrights Lab for 2014/15. We are seeking emerging and established writers from the Greater Forest Lawn community to participate in the Playwrights Lab with the goal of developing a first draft of a full-length play.
The Greater Forest Lawn Playwrights Lab is a development opportunity supported by CADA for emerging playwrights representing the plethora of diverse communities that exist in Calgary. The Lab will be a safe creative space for writers to explore their ideas and grow their talent – in full colour. The Lab will be led by Jenna Rodgers, a local Director/Dramaturg, who will work with a group of up to five emerging playwrights, each developing their first draft of a play. “Emerging” refers to individual career status, and playwrights of any age are welcome to apply. Playwrights will not be restricted to writing about issues of diversity, but will be encouraged to use their work to explore issues that challenge them. This program will take place over the course of six months, spanning Oct 2014 – March 2015.
Selected playwrights will meet twice monthly for the program’s duration. Meetings will take place in Forest Lawn, and will be tailored to support the group of artists that have been assembled. In the final month of the Lab, playwrights will be paired with a mentor in a professional director/dramaturg. You will be given 12 hours of professional development time and a cast of non-equity actors. The GFL Playwrights Lab will culminate with a public presentation to showcase the Playwrights’ work to their friends, family, and the greater Calgary arts community.
How to Apply
Please submit with an artistic resume and a brief statement of interest addressing why the Greater Forest Lawn Playwrights Lab appeals to you. Submissions will be accepted by e-mail only. Please send submissions to [email protected], with the subject heading “GFL Playwrights Lab”
Submission deadline: 11:59PM September 21st, 2014