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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Wrightspace Residency Program (PTC)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:51 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

PTC is convening its twelfth annual 10-day residency program, WrightSpace, in Vancouver, BC, December 5-14, 2018.

Each year, PTC welcomes a small group of professional Canadian playwrights to join us for a short-term residency to work on one of their projects. WrightSpace is led by PTC’s seasoned dramaturgs Heidi Taylor and Kathleen Flaherty and a guest dramaturg. PTC works with each participant to create a process tailored to their play, which may include workshops with actors, dramaturgical sessions, studio work, or design consults.

This year, we are interested in focusing on documenting the emergent process of each writer that may include dramaturgy, actors, studio work, and interdisciplinary collaboration, as required by the playwright. We encourage playwrights to apply who are interested in developing a process together as well as working on their play. To facilitate that, for this year only, we wish to focus on playwrights who live in the Vancouver area. Playwright participants receive a stipend and should be available to dedicate significant periods of studio and writing time to the work during the residency.

Playwrights Theatre Centre is continuously working to make all our programs accessible. We encourage writers with a lived experience of disability to apply for all of our programs. Flexible timing and location, virtual sessions, attention to time of day and duration of work, and flexible stipend plans can all be designed with the artist to maximize creative satisfaction.

If you prefer an alternative means of applying, please contact kathleen@playwrightstheatre.com.

Applications should include:

  • a completed online application form;
  • a copy of the current draft of the play or project you propose to work on a letter outlining what work has been done to date and what specific elements or processes you want to explore through WrightSpace; and
  • your resume

A playwright membership is required to submit to a PTC program. PTC membership is $25. Please let us know if the membership fee is a barrier. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Give us a call if you want assistance with accessing funding sources.

For complete details on how to become a member and apply, please visit: playwrightstheatre.com/programs/wrightspace

How to apply: Visit https://www.playwrightstheatre.com/call-for-submissions-the-ptc-residency-program-wrightspace/

Submission deadline: August 3, 2018. Results will be announced mid-September.

About PTC: PTC is a dramaturgically-focused theatre company that finds, nurtures, and advances the Canadian playwright, supporting new plays from creation to performance. Learn more about PTC at playwrightstheatre.com

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.


The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.