Script Submissions

Script Submission Policy

We make every effort to stay informed about professional playwrights along with plays in production and development across the country. We are open to accepting script submissions from literary agents, literary managers, play-development centres, artistic directors, and playwrights themselves.

 

To propose a script submission for production consideration or creative development, please send the following information:
•    A one-paragraph synopsis of the play
•    Background about its development or production to date
•    A cast breakdown
•    Bios of the playwright(s), and key creative collaborators (if applicable)
•    If available, a short excerpt from the script (10 pages max.)
•    Musical Projects should also include an online source for selected songs.

If we are interested in further information, a full length script will be requested upon review of these materials.

It is always nice to see a writer’s work in person, so do feel free to invite us to see the work itself if it is in production.

Please be aware that due to the high volume of scripts we receive and the amount of activity during our production season, response times can vary greatly. We appreciate your patience.

For all script submissions and play development inquiries, please contact Jenna Turk, Artistic Associate, at 403-294-7440 ext. 1342, or email.

 

Past Play Development at Theatre Calgary

FUSE: THE NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM was dedicated to the development of original scripts and adaptations that had potential for production on the Theatre Calgary stage. This program offered dramaturgical support, workshops, and free public readings.

Plays premiered at Theatre Calgary that were developed as part of FUSE:


Timothy Findley’s The Wars, adapted by Dennis Garnhum, FUSE 2006, 2007

Skydive by Kevin Kerr (revised production), FUSE 2008

W.O. Mitchell’s Jake & The Kid, by Conni Massing, FUSE 2007, 2008

Beyond Eden, by Bruce Ruddell, FUSE 2008

LOST – A Memoir, adapted for the stage by Cathy Ostlere and Dennis Garnhum, FUSE 2009, 2010

Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Janet Munsil, FUSE 2012

Liberation Days, by David van Belle, FUSE 2013, 2014

Honour Beat, by Tara Beagan, FUSE 2017, 2018