TNB Seeks Scripts for Fall Festival of New Plays

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If you are a New Brunswick born or based playwright with a full-length script ready to workshop, Theatre New Brunswick wants to hear from you. 

Theatre New Brunswick is seeking scripts to workshop for a Fall Festival of New Plays, taking place September- November, 2020.  If you are a New Brunswick born or based playwright, and you have a full-length script that is ready for a workshop, TNB would like to hear from you. 

The Fall Festival of New Plays will support artists in their creation process. Selected playwrights will be provided with a dramaturge, a director and actors if needed to further develop their work. Artists in need of studio space to create and move will also be considered. 

“We want to make the process of writing and workshopping a play as public and accessible as possible,” said Natasha MacLellan, Artistic Director of Theatre New Brunswick. “As we move through the development process we will host interviews with each playwright on social media where they can candidly talk about their writing process and how it is going.”

The whole festival will take place within socially distanced parameters. The aim with the Festival is to develop approximately ten scripts over a three-month period. Participating artists will commit to concentrated periods of work with others, followed by time to write. There will be regular meetings for the participants, to exchange thoughts, share insights and offer support to each other. The Festival will culminate in a series of online public readings highlighting all the new works and the artists involved. The development of each individual play will inform the final presentation process.

“Our goal with this festival is to see these artists shine and to invite the public into the process,” said MacLellan. “I think it will be a great way to facilitate the development of new New Brunswick plays and through online activities, engage the people of New Brunswick who find themselves missing the experience of live theatre in their communities.” 

Further details on the festival will be announced in the coming weeks.

To learn more about how you can submit your work, find complete submission details at 


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