Realwheels Theatre Is Looking For Playwright-in-Residence

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Award-winning Realwheels Theatre has made a national call for submissions for a playwright who lives with disability to participate in a residency beginning in 2020.

Realwheels Theatre Playwright-in-Residence

  • Are you an emerging to mid-career playwright?
  • Do you identify with the lived experience of disability?
  • Do you have an idea for a new play that you are really passionate about?
  • Would you like support to take your skills and idea to the next level?
Realwheels Playwright-in-Residence

Emerging to mid-career playwrights across Canada are invited to submit a package that includes a cover letter, a short biography, a synopsis of their work in progress, and a sample of their best writing. Packages must be submitted online. All submissions must be received between September 15 and 30, 2019.

“We’re excited by the opportunity to further the creative capacity of the disability community. Plays written by individuals with disabilities are still largely absent from cultural platforms. A key strategy toward achieving equity lies in actively supporting the cultivation of stories rooted in the disability experience. We’re proud to be creating structures that nurture playwrights with disabilities to tell their own stories!”

Realwheels’ Artistic Director, Rena Cohen

Through an open application process, Realwheels invites submissions for new, English language, theatre-based projects at various stages of development from emerging to mid-career playwrights in Canada who live with disability.

The selected playwright, who will be announced in December 2019, will receive a flexible package of supports customizable to their needs including dramaturgical support, workshop space, access to professional actors, disability accommodation, and a financial reward of $7000. The selected playwright will also participate in Realwheels’ programming over a period of nine months. Two encouragement awards of $250 will also be announced.

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