Playwrights Theatre Centre


Call for Submissions for Block P 2017


DEADLINE EXTENDED to Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
PTC is calling for submissions for six sessions on Producing for Theatre called Block P 2017.

Block P will take place on six Tuesdays, beginning February 14 and ending in April, and will be led by Daniel Martin and Dave Mott of Upintheair Theatre. 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. It will also include discussion of the ethics and morals of independent production and the differences between producing new work vs published work.

The six sessions:

February 14:  Block 1, On Producing – a breakdown of what producing means
Feb 28: Block 2, Scheduling, Budgeting, Managing your Time and Money
March 14: Block 3, Marketing and Promotions
March 28: Block 4, Grant Writing and Fundraising
April 11: Block 5, Theatre Tech and Managing your Team
April 25: Block 6, The Cultch as a case study, practical aspects of putting up a show

Submissions should include:

  • a description of the project you have in mind (200 words max)
  • a resume (2 pages max)
  • and a letter concerning why Block P will serve your needs now (1 page max)

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

To update your membership and make a submission, please go to our Membership page.
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The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

“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.”  – from participant feedback form