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Welcome Playwrights!

Thank you for your interest in Theatre Calgary’s Literary Department. Here you will find the best way to submit your play.

TC Lit D is actively looking for exciting new work across a multitude of genres.

Script Submissions

It is important for you, the playwright, to understand that Theatre Calgary’s producing aims are to stimulate, provoke, and delight through ambitious programming; to stand amongst the best theatres globally as a leader in innovation, impactful, and diverse programming. If you are looking for context before you submit, please look at what we have produced over the last five years, found at You will see we produce 6-8 shows each season that range from intimate small cast contemporary pieces to theatrical “classics” to large scale Broadway-style musicals.

We are seeking new plays & musicals that aim to ignite local, national, and international engagement. We are looking for strong voices and compelling stories with large scale theatricality and wide appeal.

If this is the kind of play or musical you are writing, send it to us!
Please download the guidelines for submissions (below).

We look forward to reading your work!

Many thanks,

Anna Cummer

Associate Artistic Director
Theatre Calgary

Note: We have a 10-sample quota per month. If the submissions are closed for the month, we have reached our quota. Please check back the following month to see if submissions have reopened.

Download play submission guidelines

Alba Evora Weiler, Sierra Holder in Beaches the Musical.
Photo by Trudie Lee

Past New Works Supported by Theatre Calgary

Beaches the Musical

by Iris Rainer Dart & Thom Thomas (2024)

Selma Burke

by Maria Crooks & Caroline Russell-King (2024)


by Mark Sakamoto, stage adaptation by Hiro Kanagawa (2023)

Boom X

by Rick Miller (2019)

Mary & Max A New Musical

based on the film by Adam Elliot, Music & Lyrics by Bobby Cronin, Book By Crystal Skillman (2018)

Honour Beat

by Tara Beagan, FUSE 2017, 2018

Liberation Days

by David van Belle, FUSE 2013, 2014

Pride and Prejudice

adapted by Janet Munsil, FUSE 2012

LOST – A Memoir

adapted for the stage by Cathy Ostlere and Dennis Garnhum, FUSE 2019, 2010

Beyond Eden

by Bruce Ruddell, FUSE 2008

W.O. Mitchell’s Jake & the Kid

by Conni Massing, FUSE 2007, 2008


by Kevin Kerr (revised production), FUSE 2008

Timothy Findley’s The Wars

adapted by Dennis Garnhum, FUSE 2006, 2007

Yoshie Bancroft, June Fukumura in Forgiveness.
Photo by Moonrider Productions