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Call for Submissions (Alberta): SkirtsAFire and APN present Peepshow! 2018

Call for Submissions (Alberta): SkirtsAFire and APN present Peepshow! 2018


Peep Show! 2017 at SkirtsAfire Festival. Photography by Brittany Paige Balser.


SkirtsAfire 2018 Call for Peep Show!

SkirtsAfire along with Alberta Playwrights’ Network are now accepting submissions for the sixth annual “Peep Show!, a tease of new plays” to be presented at SkirtsAfire Festival, taking place March 8-11, 2018 in Edmonton.

SkirtsAfire Festival values diversity in the women we represent and therefore welcomes submissions from women artists from all diverse backgrounds including trans women, self-identifying women, the LGBTQ2 community, all ethnicities and all abilities.

Submission Criteria:

  • All plays submitted must have been written by Edmonton and area women
  • 1 Play will be chosen in each of two categories (2 plays total):

Category 1 – must be a new, non-produced piece

Category 2 – must be a piece that has had a production or extensive workshop, but still needs further development

Chosen playwrights in each category:

  • Will receive a cash prize of $250 each
  • Will receive 3 full days of workshopping and dramaturgy spread out over the months leading up to SkirtsAfire Festival, culminating in a public staged reading at SkirtsAfire in March 2018

Runner-up playwrights in each category:

  • Will receive an Alberta Playwrights’ Network 1/2 day Wordshed workshop

Submission guidelines are as follows:

  • Your play must be received by midnight via e-mail on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Playwrights may submit a different play for each category
  • Please include a cover letter with contact information, a brief playwright biography, a synopsis of the play(s) being submitted, and which category you are submitting in (Category 1 non-produced OR Category 2 previously produced)
  • If submitting in the produced play category, please include a history of the play’s development
  • No musicals will be accepted

Please send submissions to:
Tracy Carroll, Peep Show! Coordinator, at
Deadline: November 1, 2017
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