Interested in applying for this program?
There will be two sections of Block A in 2017/18.
The Fall cohort of six writers meets for ten weeks beginning in mid-October with mentor mia amir. mia’s emphasis is interdisciplinary immersive approaches to writing and performance for the development of theatre grounded in complex worlds and characters, which allows us to explore the most intimate questions as an extension of the urgent times we face.
The Winter cohort meets for ten weeks beginning mid-January with mentor David Geary. His emphasis is on honing the tools of story structure and dialogue to create emotionally impactful theatre. He also welcomes screenwriters and fiction writers because the tools he offers apply to all forms of story.
If you have no preference of cohort, please let us know that. To be in Block A, you must be able to attend the majority of 10 evening sessions, usually on Mondays beginning at 6 pm.
Your submission should include
- a short sample or samples of your work (can be spoken word, a monologue, short play – we encourage writers in all forms to apply).
- a letter telling us how you expect Block A to assist you with your writing/theatre making.
- a resume with your creative experience.
You must be a member of PTC to submit. There is a fee of $250 plus GST for Block A, payable on acceptance. If you are accepted, we will contact you about payment. If the fee is an obstacle, or if you have other questions, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions must be received no later than July 28, 2017. We will let you know by the end of August whether we can include you in one of these two cohorts.
The Virago Play Series offers bursary for Block A: The Virago Play Series is offering a bursary to support a female or femme identified playwright who is accepted to one of PTC’s two cohorts for Block A in the coming season. The bursary will cover the membership and full fee for the playwright who is chosen. If you wish to be considered for Virago’s bursary, please check the box on the application form. If you have already applied for Block A and wish to be considered, please send an e-mail to email@example.com before the deadline of July 28.
Virago’s mandate: To develop and produce new plays that explore the breadth of female and trans experiences, written by emerging female and femme identified artists.
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Please Note: For payments made by credit card or PayPal for Block A, a processing fee of $5 per transaction or 4% of the total (whichever is higher) will be applied.