National Queer and Trans Playwriting Unit

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Location:Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts
Start date:May 6, 2022
End date:July 5, 2022
Time:12:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts, in partnership with a consortium of Canadian theatre companies, proudly announces the establishment of Canada’s first-ever National Queer and Trans Playwriting Unit. 2SLGBTQ+ emerging and mid-career theatre makers from across Canada are invited to submit applications by July 5, 2022 for consideration in the new mentorship and play creation program. Five artists will be selected and announced in September 2022 to participate in a 10-month process, during which they will receive living wage compensation and one-on-one mentorship as they write a new work. The developed plays will receive a one-week workshop, will be performed live and streamed online in September of 2023. The consortium has committed to ensuring all five plays receive productions following the unit’s completion. For more information and to apply to the National Queer and Trans Playwright Unit by July 5, 2022, visit: