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Canadian Playwrights provides playwright submission opportunities and other theatre information for Canada and the world.

Contact: ocanada@mergatroyd.org

If there is a problem with that email address, try nancymcclernan@gmail.com.

Canadian Playwrights was created by the folks who created NYCPlaywrights.

Canadian Playwrights is devoted to publicizing theater opportunities for Canadians. Many calls for submissions from Canadian theater organizations are for Canadians only, hence the need for a separate web site.

Some opportunities listed here are for both Canadians and non-Canadians, which will be noted by the tag "all playwrights." If the opportunity doesn't have that tag assume it's only for Canadians. But ALL opportunities must be for Canadians. If we posted an opportunity by mistake that does not take Canadian playwrights let us know at ocanada@mergatroyd.org. THANKS!

You can also join the mailing list Canadian Playwrights here.

NYCPlaywrights is our sister site.


Because Canada has two official languages, English and French, this site is also in French and English. The creators of this site are anglophones and we don't have the resources to translate everything by hand into French, but we do provide a gadget on the left-hand column of every page to allow users to translate the site into French (or one of many other languages offered.)

Our blog

We provide daily posts on our blog with calls for submissions, submission guidelines and other opportunities for playwrights.

For information on posting your call for submissions on the blog go here.

For advertising on the blog or in the mailing list go here.

Our mailing list

Members of the NYCPlaywrights mailing list receive weekly updates each late Saturday afternoon via email. The email contains submission opportunities, discount ticket offers and other theatre-related information.

You can sign up for the Canadian Playwrights mailing list here.

Play script formatting

Our sister site NYCPlaywrights offers play script formatting information, including a MS Word template.


Canadian Playwrights was founded in September 2017.