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PROGRAM OVERVIEW: 

Seeking 3-5 emerging playwrights and 1 emerging dramaturg to participate in a 4-month writing roundtable that will culminate in a public new works showing. 

 

The Playwriting Roundtable’s goal is to foster creativity, mutual support, and shared growth among passionate emerging artists. Together, we'll cultivate a fun space where playwrights and dramaturgs elevate each other, refine their craft, and challenge theatrical traditions. 

 

As playwrights, it can be tough to sit down and finish a piece of work, so we aim to create a space where we can push each other to be the best working artists we can be. We hope to inspire and be inspired by other emerging artists through the joys of art-making. 

 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Emerging playwrights with an idea they need help developing into a full script. 

  • 1 emerging dramaturg with a desire to work with these emerging playwrights.

  • New cool projects! It can be a project you’ve already started writing, or just a crumb of an idea you want to develop further.  

SCHEDULE:
Overview:
Applications Due: December 20, 2023
Interviews: December 21-23/ Dec 27-28.
Program Start: Mid-Januar
y
Check-ins (in person & online): Bi-weekly
Workshops throughout 
Reading: May 2024

 

WORKSHOPS:

  • Dependent on the needs and experience of the applicants chosen.

  • Potential workshops: Poetry workshop, Satire workshop, Grant-writing workshop, Working with dramaturg workshop, Working with director workshop

 

Note: Anyone is welcome to apply, but some training sessions and the public reading will be taking place in TORONTO. 

 

Small honorarium available for all participants. 

APPLICATION DETAILS: 

PLAYWRIGHT APPLICATION
1. Writing Sample: 10 pages max. (doesn’t have to be from the piece you’re pitching for this program, can include any examples that showcase your writing. 

2. Questionnaire (1-2 pages)

  • What has been your artistic journey so far?

  • Who/what are some of your greatest artistic inspirations? (plays you’ve seen, directors/writers you admire, a peer you look up to, musical artist, etc.

  • Why are you interested in this program?

  • Project Pitch: Tell us about your project, and why you would like to develop with First Born Theatre. 

  • What are you interested in learning more about as a writer?

DRAMATURG APPLICATION
1. Questions (1-2 pages)

  • What has been your artistic journey so far?

  • Who/what are some of your greatest artistic inspirations? (plays you’ve seen, directors/writers you admire, a peer you look up to, musical artist, etc.)

  • Why are you interested in this program?

  • What are you interested in learning more about as a dramaturg?

APPLICATIONS DUE December 20, 2023 @ 5:00pm

 

Please send your applications to firstborntheatreco@gmail.com with the subject line: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME_POSITION YOU’RE APPLYING FOR. 

(Ex: MARIN, MERCEDES_PLAYWRIGHT or ISAZA CLUNIE, ZOE_DRAMATURG)

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at firstborntheatreco@gmail.com, or DM us on Instagram at @firstborntheatre.

 The Playwriting Roundtable 

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