Call for Submissions: The National Play Reading Series – As Part of the Groundswell Festival, Nightwood Theatre

Nightwood Theatre is now accepting submissions from female Creators/Playwrights to be included in The National Play Reading Series: as part of the Groundswell Festival in our 2014/15 Season.

The New Groundswell Festival
Groundswell is a National Festival of Contemporary Women’s Theatre. Over 11 days, we will feature 3 workshop productions as well as an industry series consisting of master classes, workshops, readings, provocative audience engagement panels and open forums.

Reading Series Description
As part of our 2014 festival we will be presenting plays from across the country. During our 11-day festival we will workshop each play with professional actors and a director and present it as a public reading for an audience of theatre goers and industry professionals.

To Apply

  • Please submit a copy of your script or creation proposal
  • cover letter
  • synopsis of your play/project (250 words max)
  • a brief description of your developmental history (250 words max)
  • artistic resume of playwright or creator(s)

Please submit your application package to:

Nightwood Theatre
c/o Michelle Alexander, Associate Artistic Director, National Play Reading Series
The Historic Distillery District, 15 Case Goods Lane, Studio 306
Toronto ON, M5A 3C4

You may email submissions in a Word or PDF Document to: