In addition to our regular Playwrights Unit, Eastern Front, in association with PARC and Theatre NS, is announcing the creation of the RBC Emerging Playwrights Program.
This new program will run from Sept 26, 2019 to June 15, 2020 and is open to all Atlantic Canadian emerging playwrights with a strong focus on playwrights within Nova Scotia who reflect the true diversity of Atlantic Canadian communities.
An emerging playwright is defined as a playwright who has only had their work appear in community theatre, Fringe Festivals, other new work festivals or workshops, or has recently graduated from a university program or theatre school and plans to focus on playwriting.
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