Playwrights Theatre Centre


Call for Submissions for Block P 2019


Deadline: January 18, 2018

Playwrights Theatre Centre is calling for submissions for six sessions on Producing for Theatre called Block P.

Block P will take place on six Tuesdays, beginning February 5, 2019 and ending April 16, 2019. It will be led by Daniel Martin and Dave Mott of Upintheair Theatre, and guests.  Sessions will encompass producing from primarily a practical angle: scheduling, budgeting, managing time, money and people, through marketing and promotions, grant writing and fundraising, and the practical aspects of putting up a production.  Block P will include in-depth discussion of practices around equity, diversity and inclusion and the ethics and morals of independent production.

There will be an extra session in April for producers who will be working in The Cultch and would appreciate a site visit.

Submissions should include:

  • a description of the project you want to work on
  • a resume
  • and a letter concerning why Block P will serve your needs now

Applicants must be members of PTC.  The fee for Block P is $300, payable on acceptance.  If finances are a barrier, please contact Kathleen Flaherty at PTC to discuss options:

The deadline for submissions is January 18, 2018.

To see details of the program and the program leaders, update your membership and make a submission, please go to the Block P page at

“PTC and UpInTheAir Theatre’s Block P is a spectacular series of sessions on the nuts, bolts, and glory of producing plays. Dan and Dave are savvy, classy, and generous in clarifying the mysteries of their work.” – David Copelin