The PARC 2023 Annual Playwrights Retreat – Now Accepting Applications

Nov 21, 2022

Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre will be hosting the 2023 PARC Playwrights’ Retreat from May 7 – 21, 2023 in Sackville, New Brunswick on the Mount Allison University campus. Playwrights will attend in person, though some may be accommodated remotely.

The annual Playwrights’ Retreat, PARC’s flagship program, is a two-week playwrights’ residency open to emerging and established playwrights in Atlantic Canada. At the Retreat, up to ten playwrights from across the Atlantic region and beyond will have an opportunity to further develop a new script. The Retreat offers the most intensive writing opportunity for playwrights in this region. It provides playwrights with the time to write, reflect and develop their work in a supportive and nurturing environment. Writers benefit from the one-on-one assistance of a professional dramaturge and the expertise of a company of professional workshop actors. Accommodation and honorarium provided and travel arranged or assisted.

Playwrights may submit an application for the Retreat ideally with a completed script. If that is not available we will accept a partially completed work in progress, or in some cases a detailed synopsis only (only if playwright’s work is already known to PARC and is not a recommended way to apply).

The playwright must be a playwriting member of PARC, whose membership dues are up to date.

If you have barriers to attending this Retreat in person (disability, child care, loss of income, etc) that you are concerned would prevent you from participating, we will attempt to find ways to accommodate, if you are chosen.

For more information or questions about the application process go to PARC’s website here or contact Pamela Halstead at [email protected]

The deadline for submissions is: January 15, 2023

Note: Depending on current recommended protocols from Health Canada, the playwright may be asked to provide proof of vaccination and adhere to certain safety precautions in order to attend in person.