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Paprika Festival Playwrights Unit

Paprika Festival
September 13, 2023
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The 23/24 Playwrights Unit focuses on the process of developing a script for the stage, and building a career as a playwright. We ask that playwrights bring us a project they are passionate about, whether it is a clearly outlined idea for a play, a full-length draft ready to be workshopped, or anything in between. Paprika accepts playwrights at all stages, from first-time playwrights to already-produced! Three participants will learn about: character development, scene structure, creating honest dialogue and sustaining tension in writing, along with administrative skills — including grant writing, crafting playwright resumes, and how to pitch your project to a theatre. Many playwrights have gone on to have their scripts staged as full productions at Paprika and beyond as a result of the development support they received in this program.

We welcome playwrights at all career stages, from first-time playwrights to those already produced! We encourage new artists and artists located in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) in the first few years of their practice to apply. The Playwrights Unit public readings and some of the unit’s meetings will take place in person in Tsí Tkarón:to (Toronto).

Deadline Oct 1, 2023

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