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September 26, 2021

Call for Proposals: Flying Start

The Flying Start program is a two-year program for an early career playwright to receive a commission, dramaturgy, and workshopping, culminating in a world premiere which represents one of two mainstage productions produced by Touchstone in the season.

There are two phases of our Flying Start program – Phase 1 focuses on development, dramaturgy, and workshops with professional actors and ongoing mentorship with the playwright during the writing process. Phase 2: the play is fully realized on stage in a professional production.

The extended deadline to apply is September 26th


We’re working to prioritize marginalized voices across the full spectrum of diversity. With that in mind, this call is for artists who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), Black, and/or person of colour, D/deaf, Hard of Hearing, living with a disability, neurodiverse, and members of the 2SLGBTQQIPA+ communities and anyone who identifies as an underrepresented artist.