Thursday, May 24, 2012

Call for submissions: Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre in Toronto has put out a call for submissions for their 2012 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition.

They are seeking scripts for plays of one to two hours in length. All Canadians or those with a close association are eligible. The playwright need not be Jewish, however, there should be some aspect of Jewish life or focus in the play itself.

The winner receives a professionally acted and directed public workshop in a Between Stages Play Reading at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre in downtown Toronto, plus a national press release sent to major print and web media publications, professional theatre organizations and programs, theatre schools and Canadian Jewish arts, education and community organizations.

The submission deadline is July 3, 2012.



  • Please include a letter that outlines an account of the creation of this play, including draft history and all related workshops/readings.

  • Playwrights must have a pseudonym on the front page of their play so that the jury does not recognize their name.

  • Playwrights need not be Jewish but must be Canadian, or have a strong Canadian connection. Play content should have a Jewish focus, depicting some aspect of Jewish life.

  • Plays should be no less than one hour and no more than two hours in length.

  • For multiple printing convenience plays are to be sent via email as an attachment.

  • Playwrights must include their real name and full contact information in the body of an email.

  • Plays that have been previously produced are ineligible.

  • Plays that have been previously submitted to this competition over the last 5 years are ineligible.

  • Please note: The Jury does not provide feedback on submitted plays.

    Please send submissions to: Esther Arbeid, Manager, Film and Theatre Programs

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