HAT 2018 PLAYWRIGHTS UNIT
The Highland Arts Theatre is proud to announce its first ever Playwrights Unit for 2018!
The HAT will be soliciting submissions for drafts or play proposals between December 4th and January 15th. Once the submission deadline has passed, Artistic Director Wesley J. Colford and a reading team will select 4 plays for artistic development through the course of the year, ending with a Weekend of Readings in Fall 2018.
The development models will be tailored to the needs of each individual playwright with dramaturgical support, readings, and office space provided as appropriate for each individual process.
Plays submitted for development can be any length, any genre, and we are interested in developing both Musical and non-Musical works.
Once the development process has ended, playwrights are under no obligation to continue their relationship with the HAT or the play, however the Highland Arts Theatre will exercise first right of refusal for programming in its 2019 Season. This program is focused on development and craft with an emphasis on process and there is no guarantee of production, however we are always looking for great new plays!
Submissions are open to any playwrights currently residing in Canada, however, as per our mandate, priority will be given to artists to identify as Cape Breton based. As such, there will be a $10 reading fee attached to each submission, however that fee will be waived for anyone who identifies as a Cape Breton Artist.
Playwrights who are currently not based in Cape Breton are very much encouraged to submit, with dramaturgical support and development delivered through Skype/Facetime. There may also be an opportunity to apply for funding for some level of residency.