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Call for Submissions (Calgary): Stage One Festival of New Work 2016/17 – Lunchbox Theatre

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Call for Submissions (Calgary): Stage One Festival of New Work 2016/17 – Lunchbox Theatre

Stage One Submissions, Lunchbox TheatrePlaywrights chosen will receive workshop & public reading w/ potential for production

Deadline to submit: February 24, 2017.

Lunchbox Theatre is currently inviting playwrights to submit one-act plays for consideration for the Suncor Stage One Festival of New Work, celebrating its 30th year. Each year, through the generous support of Suncor, Lunchbox Theatre is able to workshop new scripts that have the potential for inclusion in future programming at Lunchbox Theatre.

All chosen playwrights receive dramaturgical support, a weeklong workshop with a professional director and actors, followed by a public reading. Stage One will take place June 5 -24, 2017. Up to 9 plays will be chosen for development, with 3 workshops per week over a 3-week period. Successful applicants should be available to attend the full week of workshops and reading. Consideration of availability is given as to scheduling and Lunchbox Theatre will assist in the cost of travel.

All plays must eventually run approximately 50 – 55 minutes. Submission should be suitable for Lunchbox Theatre audiences – excessive use of foul language or nudity may limit the possibility of production.

Please note: Only scripts submitted by playwrights with Canadian residence will be considered. Scripts should be submitted in hard copy.

Applications should include:

  • Playwright’s resume,
  • History of any development the script has received thus far,
  • Premise of the play,
  • Plot outline for the basic structure of the play,
  • Minimum of 20 pages of script for the piece being submitted – a full script is preferred.

Submit applications in hard copy form to:

Suncor Stage One Submissions
Lunchbox Theatre
160 115 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0P5

If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Artistic Producer Mark Bellamy at [email protected].

Each year, with the generous support of Suncor, Lunchbox Theatre is able to workshop scripts through the Suncor Stage One Festival. All chosen playwrights receive dramaturgical support, a workshop with a professional director and actors and either a closed or public reading, depending on the stage development.

Lunchbox Theatre is currently inviting playwrights to submit one-act plays for consideration. All plays must eventually run approximately 50 minutes. Submissions are not limited to comedies and musicals but content should be suitable for Lunchbox Theatre audiences – excessive use of foul language or nudity may limit the possibility of production.

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