Playwrights Theatre Centre


Block N

Are you a writer interested in working collaboratively? Have you ever thought about how to work from the body to create theatre? If devising and collaborative experimentation is something you are interested in, Block N is your opportunity to satisfy your curiosity.


Call for Submissions for Block N

Block N is a weekend intensive in physical creation for writers led by New(to)Town Collective, March 18 & 19, at PTC. Emerging or experienced, bring your curiosity and a willingness to play.

Block N is an opportunity for you as a writer to develop more tools for your process, fuel collaboration within a different creation context, and make new connections with collaborative artists. Participants will get a taste of New(to)Town Collective’s experience in composition parameters, Viewpoints, and clowning, playing with the intersections of these methodologies. Above all, Block N is a fast-paced experimental space to pique your curiosity in creating theatre from another perspective. Care to play with us?

Submissions should include:

  • a brief description of your writing practice and expectations for the program (200 words max)
  • a bio (150 words max)

Applicants must be members of PTC. The fee for Block P is $150 +GST, payable on acceptance. If finances are a barrier, please contact Davey Calderon ( at PTC to discuss options. All application submissions should be submitted here. Only 10 slots are available for the program!

Deadline for registration: March 13, 2017 @ midnight

Dates: March 18 and 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Class size: 10

Fee: $150.00 CAD + GST


About New(to)Town Collective:

N(t)TC is an emerging theatre collective based in Vancouver, aspiring to provide accessible, experimental training workshops and creating new interdisciplinary works together.

N(t)TC is interested in collaborating and cross-pollinating their practices and ideas with collaborators from across all artistic disciplines through their Training Jams. As a Collective, they bring together a unique blend of practices including: Grotowski, devising, clowning, visual arts, contemporary dance, playwriting, dramaturgy, directing and more! They are integrating these practices to train and create new works as a collective while supporting each other’s individual artistic endeavors.

Want to know more about N(t)TC? Check them out at New(to)Town Collective

Application Info

Application Form:

To apply for a program, you must have an up-to-date Membership with PTC. If you haven't already done so, please apply for a membership before continuing.

Block N

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    Please upload a brief description of your writing practice and expectations for the program (200 words max), and a bio (150 words max).
  • Price: $ 157.50 CAD