Wine & Reading
New Play Development Program

February 20, 2019

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:  Artistic Director Colin Bruce Anthes at colin@ectheatre 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 dramaturg 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 15th Annual Wine & Reading event, which will be programed for the end of May. 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, Wings of Wax by Lindsay Price, and Our Lady of Delicias by David Fancy.

For more info email or visit our website at

Deadline for Submissions: April 15, 2019