Ruby Slippers Theatre in partnership with the Vancouver Fringe Festival and Equity in Theatre proudly present:
ADVANCE THEATRE: NEW WORKS BY WOMEN
According to a national study, in the Canadian theatre industry women account for 33% of the artistic directors, 34% of the working directors, and 27% of the produced playwrights. Recent surveys indicate that production rates for women playwrights are regressing rather than improving over time, resulting in a trickledown effect that is negatively impacting on the sector as a whole.
As a response to the under representation of women playwrights, directors, and diversity in Canadian theatre, the Advance Theatre series will showcase dramatic readings of five new plays by Canadian women playwrights, all of which will also be directed by women, over five days during the Vancouver Fringe Festival, in September, 2016.
If you are chosen to participate in the Advance Theatre series, Ruby Slippers Theatre and the Fringe will cover the costs of a four hour rehearsal prior to the day of the reading, your technical rehearsal, promotion, theatrical venue on Granville Island, and artists’ fees for a public staged reading of your new play during the Fringe Festival.
Please send your full script submissions to [email protected] by February 15, 2016. One submission per person please. Successful candidates will be notified by May 15, 2016.
This is a curated process for women playwrights and directors living and working in Canada. Priority will be given to diversity.