Call For Submissions!

Ship’s Company Theatre is located in rural Parrsboro, NS on the picturesque shores of the Bay of Fundy. We have been producing, commissioning and supporting Canadian plays, with a strong preference for and emphasis on Atlantic Canadian plays for 32 years. We are currently seeking plays for a series of development workshops, planned for late fall 2016 (dates TBD.)

What we’re looking for:
Ship’s Company supports the Canada Council’s Strategic Plan for 2016-20, especially in relation to its goals for achieving inclusivity and diversity in the national arts community.

Preference will be given to plays which fall within our means and mandate to produce. Our shows tend to have casts of seven or less; we engage a full company of designers and our performance space is large and can be re-configured to suit most concepts. Our mandate can be found here

Specifically, we are seeking submissions that meet any of the following criteria:
• Plays written by artists from under-represented communities.
• Plays which are (at minimum) on their second draft.
• Plays which have received a production but require a post-production re-write.
• Plays being developed with other theatre companies, but which have the potential to be presented at Ship’s Company in one of our three presentation slots (Second Stage, September Stage and Kids Stage.)

To submit:
• Send a pdf/hard copy of your script with this subject heading: Ship’s Fall Workshop Submission.
• Include your contact info.
• Include a short synopsis and cast breakdown
• Articulate what kind of support would be most useful to you at this stage in your writing. Should you have a project in mind that does not fit any of the outlined criteria, you are welcome to submit a brief outline. However, at this time, we are most interested in work that has already begun and that requires dramaturgical support.

Please send complete submissions by August 19, 2016 to:
Ship’s Company Theatre
Attn: Natasha MacLellan, Artistic Producer
PO Box 275 Parrsboro, NS B0M 1S0

Natasha MacLellan
Artistic Producer
Ship's Company Theatre
P.O. Box 275
18 Lower Main St.
Parrsboro, NS B0M 1S0
(902) 254-2003