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Nightwood Theatre is now accepting submissions to the 2018/19 Write From The Hip Program.

About the Program
Write From The Hip is a year-long script development program designed to support new writers through mentorship, one-on-one dramaturgy, developmental workshops and readings. Participants work towards the completion of a full-length play that will be given a public reading with professional actors and director. We are looking for women playwrights who are emerging in their careers. There is no age limit to apply, though you are only eligible if your script has never received a professional production. You may apply with a script at any stage in development.

About the WFTH Submission/Interview Process
In addition to our formal script submission process, we hold a round of interviews with select applicants in the summer. This interview phase is an opportunity for artists to introduce themselves and their proposed script in whatever way best represents them.
If you are granted an interview, it is a conversation to discover if there's a match between what the WFTH program can offer you as a writer, what your play needs in terms of development, as well as who you are as an artist and why you want to be a part of the WFTH program.

How to Apply
Complete submission packages must be received via electronic copy, no later then Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 5 pm.
Please submit to Naz Afsahi:

In order to secure an interview your package must include the following:
•A $15.00 submission fee (cash or cheque - made payable to Nightwood Theatre; arrangements for CC payment in person, over the phone, or by alternate arrangements).
•A one-page cover letter outlining your background as an emerging artist, and how you feel your project would benefit from the WFTH program.
•A brief synopsis of your proposed narrative.
•A writing sample of 10 pages (maximum), preferably from the work you are applying with.
•The completion of the online Google Form.

*Applicants who have applied (but not participated) in prior years are welcome to apply, but only with a new project.

Please address submissions:
Re: Write From The Hip Submission and Email to:

We will notify you by July 24, 2018 if you have been granted an interview.

For more info please contact Naz Afsahi, Artistic Associate and Business Manager:


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