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Much Ado About Nothing, Hart House Theatre

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Much Ado About Nothing, Hart House Theatre

Hart House Theatre is now accepting submissions for:


By William Shakespeare
Directed by Carly Chamberlain

Deadline for submissions:
Friday, August 12, 2016 – early submissions are encouraged.
Non-union (ACTRA or Equity), Non-paying.

Those contacted for auditions will be seen August 18-21, with callbacks on Sunday, August 28. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen. Performance run: November 4-19, 2016

Please send headshots and resumes to If Carly (the director) is already familiar with your work, please make a note in your submission detailing the role(s) for which you would like to be considered.

Artists of all ethnic/cultural/sexual/gender identities are strongly encouraged to submit.

Audition Requirements: Actors are asked to prepare 2 contrasting Shakespearean monologues totaling no more than 5 minutes (you may be asked to perform just one). It is strongly recommended that actors read the play and familiarize themselves with the characters. PLEASE NOTE: Many traditionally “male” roles will be open to actors of any gender identity, so please keep this in mind when reading.

Alumnae Theatre, New Ideas Festival script submissions 2017

July 14, 2016 | Irene | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Alumnae Theatre, New Ideas Festival Script Submissions 2017



New Ideas Festival 2017

— March 8 to 26, 2017 —

Alumnae Theatre Company’s New Ideas Festival (NIF) is an annual, three-week juried festival of new plays, works-in-progress and experimental theatre. Each week a different program of up to four plays, as well as a workshopped reading on Saturday at noon, is presented. The 2017 festival, NIF’s 29th season, will run from March 8 to 26, 2017. 

NIF offers dramaturgical support, rehearsal and production space, technical support, access to Alumnae Theatre’s costume and props collections, publicity and sold-out houses.

When to submit 

We are now accepting scripts and proposals for the 2017 festival. The deadline for submissions is September 5, 2016; September 15 for Alumnae members. Preference will be given to Canadian scripts and scripts with challenging roles for women of all ages. NIF welcomes voices from diverse communities. We invite you to submit your own play or pass this information along to a playwright you think may be interested. 

Submission guidelines

Scripts or proposals should be submitted electronically in PDF or Word format to Scripts must be original works that have not been previously performed outside of a workshop. They may be in any genre or style, with a running time of 10 to 40 minutes; one act of a full-length play may also be accepted for production. Submissions longer than 40 minutes will be considered for a reading, which will showcase the script development accomplished during the rehearsal period.  Each playwright may submit a maximum of two scripts.

No identifying information should be on the script/proposal; please include a cover page providing: • play title; • list and description of characters (including age); • short play synopsis. 

Send a separate contact page with the play title, playwright’s name and contact information, and a short bio (75 words or less). NIF does not provide feedback on submissions. 

NIF will confirm receipt of submissions within two weeks, and scripts/proposals will be sent to the NIF reading committee. The 2017 festival lineup will be announced in early November, followed by a creative exchange on November 5 to meet and choose directors, and cold reads of all chosen plays on December 6 to 9. Playwrights must be available for the creative exchange and for at least one of the December cold reads dates.

Alumnae Theatre Company • 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto, ON   M5A 2W6

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library


Scripts available for reading on a first-come basis

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