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Call for Submissions (Edmonton): 2017 New Works Festival – University of Alberta

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Call for Submissions (Edmonton): 2017 New Works Festival – University of Alberta


New Works is currently seeking script submissions for this year’s Festival! Have a great play you’ve been working on? We’d love to hear from you!

How it works:

  • We’ll be accepting scripts that are anywhere between 20 – 40 pages.
  • The deadline for submissions is July 31st, 2016.
  • Submissions are open to any current University of Alberta students, or Uof A alumni who have graduated within five years of the above deadline.
  • From the submissions, 4 scripts will be selected by a blind jury and produced at the 2017 New Works Festival.
  • If selected, you’ll also get the opportunity to spend a few sessions with our professional playwriting mentor during the months leading up to rehearsals.

What to send us:

  1. Your play!
  2. Your resume detailing all theatre and/or writing experience.
  3. A one-page letter of intent detailing: the history of the script (has it been produced or workshopped, etc), what you hope to gain by being involved in New Works, and your future goals in theatre and/or writing.

How to format your script:

  • Email in Word or PDF format (we’ll only be accepting electronic submissions).
  • The subject line of your email should read: “NWF submission.”
  • Include a title page with: the play’s title, your name, your phone number, and your email address.
  • Include page numbers.
  • In the header of the document, DO include the title of the play.
  • In the header of the document DO NOT include your name (we don’t want the blind jury to know whose play they’re reading).

Email your submission c/o New Works Festival Artistic Director: Brenley Charkow at

Deadline to submit: July 31, 2016.

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