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May 18, 2022

Call for Applications: Write From The Hip Program

Hosted by Nightwood Theatre

Nightwood Theatre is now accepting submissions to the 2022-23 Write From The Hip Program.

Write From The Hip is a year-long script development program designed to support self-identifying emerging playwrights through mentorship, participation in a playwright’s unit, and one-on-one dramaturgy. Participants work towards the completion of a full-length play that culminates in a public reading with professional actors and a director as part of our Groundswell Festival. We are looking for intersectional feminist content by women (* including, but not limited to trans, cis), Two-Spirit, non-binary, and gender marginalized playwrights who are emerging in craft – there is no age limit to apply. Participants will receive a $2,000 CAD honorarium – $1,000 for starting the program, and $1,000 for the completion of their draft and participation at the Groundswell Festival.

Please note: We accept applications from all Canadian regions. However, if you are accepted into our WFTH unit, we do ask that individuals attend the live culminating day-long workshop and public presentation as part of our Groundswell Festival in Fall 2023 in Toronto, Ontario. Meetings throughout the year will be attended using Zoom technology and possibly in person.

Completed submissions must be received via electronic copy, no later than Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET. There is no submission fee for this program.


For more info or to access further supports please contact Amanda Lin, Development and Engagement Associate, amanda@nightwoodtheatre.net 

Nightwood is committed to creating spaces that are trans inclusive and that prioritize a multitude of intersectional identities, which include race, ability, sexual orientation, age, and gender identity among others.


Nightwood Theatre

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Email: info@nightwoodtheatre.net

Nightwood Theatre is Canada's National Women's Theatre Company