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Call for Submissions (Calgary): Scripts for Theatre for Young Audiences – StoryBook Theatre

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Call for Submissions (Calgary): Scripts for Theatre for Young Audiences – StoryBook Theatre

StoryBook Theatre

Accepting TYA Script Submissions – No Submission Fee!

StoryBook Theatre has a 40-year history of excellence in the production of children’s theatre and is Canada’s largest volunteer driven Theatre for Young Audiences. SBT produces 8 full scale semi-professional, high quality productions each year with runs ranging from 3 to 5 weeks in addition to its year round theatre school, workshops and fundraising events.

Call for Scripts:

  • 3 Scripts will be awarded $1,000.00 each.
  • The playwright/s of the 3 winning scripts will be invited to participate in a workshop for play development with a professional dramaturg and director.
  • The workshop will culminate in a public reading at SBT in Calgary in September 2016.
  • Winning plays may be eligible for up to an additional $700 for travel costs outside of Calgary.
  • There is NO submission fee.

Submission Guidelines:

  • We are looking for original plays including adaptations of folktales or stories from the global culture. (Please note we are NOT accepting musicals at this time.)
  • Plays must be previously unproduced and unpublished.
  • Works must be suitable for young audiences (8 yrs old and up).
  • Plays must be 50-75 minutes in length.
  • Scripts may have as many characters as you like but must be played by a cast of no more than 8 actors.
  • Playwrights must reside in Canada to be eligible to participate.
  • Electronic submissions only

Please send your script as a PDF with an cover email that includes:

  • Your name, or the names of the playwrights who hold the copyright.
  • The title of your play.
  • Confirmation that you have read and understand the submission guidelines.
  • Confirmation that if your script is from an adaptation that rights have been secured with the original rights holder for works not in the public domain.

DEADLINE for submissions is midnight JULY 1, 2016.

Successful recipients will be notified August 1, 2016 via e-mail.

For inquiries and script submissions, please email

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