PARC Supported Residencies, Units and Festivals

PARC partners with a number of playwriting residencies, units and festivals across Atlantic Canada. Check their listings below to see if your play might meet their criteria.

Boardmore Theatre One Act Play Festival
Annually in March, open to Cape Breton playwrights

BusStop Theatre Writers Circle
Ongoing, open to all playwrights

Eastern Front Theatre Emerging Playwrights Unit
Chosen annually, open to Atlantic Canadian playwrights

Fundy Fringe Festival
Annually in August (Aug 21-27, 2022), open to all playwrights by application

Halifax Fringe
Annually in September, open to all playwrights

Island Fringe Festival
Annually (July 27-31, 2022), open to all playwrights via lottery, deadline for application is February 20, 2022

Highland Arts Theatre Playwriting Unit
Annually, open to all playwrights

Live Bait Theatre New Works Festival
Annually, open to all playwrights

Neptune Theatre INKubator Program
Ongoing, one project at a time under development. Priority to Atlantic Canadian playwrights

Saint John Theatre Company Script Happens
Annually in November in NB, open to all playwrights

Ship’s Company Theatre Shipwright Residency
Annually in summer, four week residency in Parrsboro, open to BIPOC Atlantic Canadian playwrights (residing or originally from)

St. John’s Shorts Festival
Annually in September, open to NL playwrights

TNB Fall Festival of New Plays
Annually in October, open to NB playwrights or NB related content

Women’s Work Festival
Annually in March in NL, open to all playwrights

Young at Heart Theatre and King’s Playhouse Fresh from the Island Festival
Annually in October, open PEI playwrights