2016/2017 New Play Development Program and 12th Annual Wine & Reading Event

Call for Submissions :

ECT is now accepting submissions of new unproduced plays from Niagara based playwrights for our annual New Play Development program and Wine & Reading event.

How to submit:

Email: monica@ectheatre.ca with a PDF version of you script


Mail or drop off a hard copy version of your script to our offices at:

366 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 3N2

How it works:

Two plays are selected by ECT’s review committee.

If your play is selected you’ll be paired up with an experienced dramaturge and a cast of professional actors who will workshop your play for a minimum of two four-hour sessions. Your cast will then rehearse selections of your play to read in front of our audience at ECT’s 12th Annual Wine & Reading event on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at:

Hernder Estate Wines

1607 Eighth Avenue Louth
St. Catharines, ON L2R 6P7

Afterwards you’ll be invited to participate in a brief question and answer period with the audience. Each playwright also receives an honorarium of $150.

ECT covers all production expenses.

Playwrights of all experience levels are encouraged to submit. Past works include She’s Mine by Stephanie Jones, A Shot to the Head by Spencer Smith, White Crow by Dawn E. Crysler, Learning to Swim by Radha S. Menon and Wings of Wax by Lindsay Price.

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