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Call for Writers and Creators: Then Speak

As Canada approaches its 150th birthday, we’re looking to examine where we’ve come from and where we are now.

Then Speak is a Toronto-based series of short works that speak to what community means to citizens and residents of Canada.

We’re looking for proposals for pieces in any artistic discipline that relate to the creator’s personal definition of community in relation to one or more of the following themes:Then They Fight's logo

Secrets and Things Forgotten
Canadian Landscape
Facebook Politics
Mother Tongue

Selected projects will be workshopped and developed from September 2016 to January 2017. From 2017 onwards, they will be produced by Then They Fight as part of one of six curated nights based on the provided themes.

Proposed pieces can be as short as you want them to be, and as long as 20 minutes.

If you’re interested, send a proposal to that includes the following:
- A brief bio of the creator(s)
- A description of your proposed project, which theme(s) it relates to, and which community it relates to (if there is a specific one).
- Your proposed project length
- Any samples of your previous work or work in development that you think support your application

Submissions are due by August 14, 2016.

If you have any questions, shoot us an email!

The Producers

Dorcas Chiu

Aaron Jan is an award winning Chinese-Canadian director, producer and dramaturg. Most recently, Aaron produced Then They Fight's workshop of "The 10/10/10 Project" and directed Silk Bath at the Toronto Fringe. Aaron recently completed training with Factory Theatre's Foremen program in directing new work.

Jordan Laffrenier

Lucy Powis is an MFA dramaturgy candidate at Columbia University in New York. She is one of the co-creators of The 10/10/10 Project, a massive multidisciplinary game of broken telephone. She has spent this summer facilitating Then They Fight’s inaugural playwrights’ roundtable and working with Soulpepper’s Community Programming department.

Margarita Valderrama is a Colombian-Canadian actor, producer and arts administrator. She is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (Drama Centre). For more information please visit

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