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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Great Canadian Theatre Company submission guidelines

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Script Submissions

GCTC prioritizes submissions from Canadian playwrights and/or playwrights residing in Canada.

What we produce:
GCTC produces a subscription season of six full-length plays in English for adult audiences. Our mandate is to produce theatre that "provokes examination of Canadian life and our place in the world."

Please do not e-mail scripts without consulting GCTC. Any script that is received without consultation will be returned, deleted or recycled.

Script Submission Guidelines

Please note: GCTC provides an option to submit your work anonymously. See below for details.

Please contact GCTC’s Artist Liaison, Catherine Ballachey, prior to sending scripts for consideration. She will pass your proposal on to Artistic Director Eric Coates. If the proposal is of interest, the playwright will be invited to send the script. Please include the following:
A short synopsis and up to ten (10) pages of the script
Information about the development or production history of your play
A cast breakdown
Your full mailing address, phone number and e-mail.

Please indicate clearly if you wish your proposal to be submitted anonymously. The Artist Liaison will remove all personal information and development/production background before the proposal is forwarded to the Artistic Director.

Proposals can be emailed to:
Catherine Ballachey, Artist Liaison

by Canada Post:
Catherine Ballachey, Artist Liaison
300-1227 Wellington St. West
Ottawa, ON
K1Y 0G7

How we respond:
We will send an e-mail indicating that we have received your script proposal and let you know whether or not we wish to read the script for consideration. We do not provide dramaturgical feedback unless a script is accepted for further development or production.
Due to the high volume of submissions, the Artistic Director accepts scripts according to available reading time. We thank you for your patience.