Top row, from left: Julia Schultz, Mervyn Broom (RBC), Tara Taylor, Lily Falk, Jamie Bradley (Mentor), Sam Horak, Chuck Homewood (Mentor). Bottom row, from left: Briony Merritt, Ryan Gallant, Pamela Halstead (Executive Director PARC), Sam Rosenthal (Artistic Producer EFT).
Not pictured: Santiago Guzman, Edie Reaney Chunn, Anna Shepard, Emma Vickers, Abby Weisbrot, Natalie Meisner (Mentor) and Catherine Banks (Mentor)
We are pleased to announce the participants of our inaugural RBC Emerging Playwrights Program.
Lily Falk New Pants Project (Edie Reaney Chunn, Julia Schultz & Anna Shepard) Santiago Guzman Sam Horak Tara Taylor Tiny Teapot Collective (Ryan Gallant, Briony Merritt, Emma Vickers & Abby Weisbrot)
This new program will run from Oct 29, 2019 to June 15, 2020.
Each playwright will choose one piece to work on throughout the program with specific writing/rewriting goals determined by the playwright, mentors, dramaturge and the Artistic Producer of EFT
The group will meet every month, led by dramaturge from PARC, to update progress, discuss challenges, and receive feedback.
Each playwright will also have a regularly scheduled one-on-one with their mentor (who will be an established playwright)
When progress on the play merits, playwrights will receive workshop time with a director, dramaturge and actors (cast and assigned through Eastern Front Theatre)
Each playwright will have their work read (excerpt or full - depending on progress) at EFT’s annual STAGES Theatre Festival in May 2020 at Neptune’s Scotiabank Stage
Program members will receive a season pass to attend all shows and readings presented by Eastern Front
All Playwrights must be members of PARC and Theatre NS, or can join at the time of receiving their offer to join the program
Playwrights must commit to attend all meetings throughout the year (can be done remotely)
Out-of-town playwrights are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation when attending meetings and events
Submissions are now closed. Thank you to everyone you took the time to send in a submission.