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Want to write a play in a haunted castle?

No, not set in a haunted castle: literally, in a haunted castle.

Driftwood Theatre is currently accepting applications from Canadian playwrights for the 2017 Trafalgar 24 play-creation festival, taking place over the course of 24 hours between March 9 and 10, 2017.

Trafalgar 24 is a festival of site-specific theatre created in a 24-hour period where 24 playwrights, directors and actors convene upon a 19th century castle in Whitby, Ontario to write, rehearse and perform six short site-specific plays. And yes, the castle is haunted.

Although applications will be considered from all professional playwrights, we are particularly interested in submissions from new generation playwrights under the age of 35 who identify as emerging, having had a small history of professional presentation, workshopping or publication. Applications are encouraged from playwrights from across Ontario. All selected playwrights will receive a honourarium for their participation in Trafalgar 24.

This is a juried festival. One participating T24 playwright will receive a paid residency to further develop their work, including dramaturgical support, workshops, public readings in Ontario communities and the potential optioning of their work for future production as part of Driftwood’s annual Bard’s Bus Tour.

Playwrights are invited to make application by forwarding a brief covering letter and resume (as one PDF file) and a sample of work (5 pages, maximum) to Artistic Director, Jeremy Smith (

Application deadline: December 9, 2016.

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