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Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Plays for Peep Show! 2019 – SkirtsAfire

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Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Plays for Peep Show! 2019 – SkirtsAfire


SkirtsAfire Festival along with Alberta Playwrights’ Network is now accepting submissions for the seventh annual Peep Show!, a tease of new plays, to be presented at SkirtsAfire Festival taking place March 7-17, 2019 in Edmonton.

“In the Place of Stars” by Christine Lesiak at Peep Show! 2018. Photo by April MacDonald Killins.

SkirtsAfire Festival is a multidisciplinary arts festival featuring the work of women, taking place on Alberta Avenue in conjunction with International Women’s Day. We produce and present passionate, provocative, moving, and entertaining performances, exhibits, and workshops.

We value diversity in the women we represent and therefore welcome submissions from women artists from all diverse backgrounds including trans women, self-identifying women, the LGBTQ2 community, all ethnicities and all abilities.

One play will be chosen in each of 2 categories: a new, never-produced piece, and a piece that has had a production or extensive workshop but still needs further development.

Chosen playwrights will receive a cash prize of $250 each and 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 2019. Runner-up playwrights will each receive an Alberta Playwrights’ Network 1/2 day Wordshed workshop.

Deadline to submit is November 1, 2018.

For more information, including submission guidelines, please visit Questions? Email

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