Call For Submissions: The OAC Theatre Creators’ Reserve Program, Smile Theatre

The Theatre Creators’ Reserve Program (through the Ontario Arts Council) assists Ontario-based professional theatre creators, individuals and collectives, by funding them to develop new work. Smile Theatre (http://www.smiletheatre.com/) is a recommender in the program.


Smile Theatre is primarily interested in supporting the development of new musical theatre writers and projects. We admit a preference for projects with Canadian themes and stories, and for writers with a strong commitment to craft and fresh ideas.

We welcome projects in all stages of development. Submissions should include a Brief Description Of The Project, Information On All Members Of The Creative Team, with 10-25 pages of Script Samples plus Recordings – and Sheet Music, if possible – of at least 3 contrasting songs (preferably from the proposed project).

We would prefer that all submissions come via email to jim.betts@smiletheatre.com.

Deadline for submissions is January 16, 2015.