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February 28, 2023

Call for Submissions: INKubator

Hosted by Neptune Theatre

INKubator is a play development program geared toward new voices and stories. 

This application-based program offers up to three year-long cycles of play development to selected projects. Neptune’s artistic leadership team, in partnership with PARC, will work with each individual artist to determine the needs of their project and the support we can provide. 

Our goal is to help you take your idea from inception to a stage-ready script - one that we hope to see premiere on our own stage.

INKubator is open to anyone without regard to previous playwriting experience. Whether you are an emerging playwright, a writer looking to branch into a different medium, or simply a passionate storyteller with a story you think could make a great play – this could be the support framework you need to bring it to fruition.

Please note: this program is not a residency and does not provide a stipend for the playwright; however, we will be happy to help artists investigate grant opportunities and provide them with admin support in applying. In the event that an INKubator script is programmed into a Neptune season, standard royalty agreements apply.

Applications are invited year-round with no deadline and accepted electronically through our online Submissions portal.


If you have questions about the application process or the program, please don’t hesitate to reach out. All inquiries may be directed to Artistic Associate Annie Valentina at avalentina@neptunetheatre.com.


Neptune Theatre

1593 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 2B2, Canada

Phone number: 902-429-7300

Email: info@neptunetheatre.com

For 57 years, Neptune Theatre has contributed to the cultural, social and economic well-being of Halifax and the province. For generations audiences have delighted in the stories we share on our stages. As we look to the future, under the vision of Artistic Director Jeremy Webb, Neptune Theatre will embark on a journey of creative growth in which audiences will see more work from Atlantic Canadian and Canadian playwrights; stories that represent the diversity of our communities and region; accessible programming so that all can enjoy the experience of live theatre; and increased opportunities for the growth and development of emerging, local artists.