The Crackwalker, by Judith Thompson
Randy Hughson, Debra Kirshenbaum
in The Crackwalker (1990)
by Judith Thompson
photo: Michael Cooper

Playwrights

RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwrights' Competition

Tarragon Theatre and the RBC Foundation are pleased to announce the fifth annual RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwrights’ Competition, one of Canada's most prestigious contests for new artists. Application for submissions are now closed. Thank you for your interest.

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Script Submissions

If you would like to introduce yourself and your work to Tarragon Theatre, please read on.

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Playwrights Unit

The Playwrights Unit is an innovative group designed to bring six playwrights together to develop new work for the stage over the course of a year.

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Play Reading Week

Our annual Play Reading Week takes place every year in December. Here, each play from the Playwrights Unit receives a public reading.

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WorkSpace

The WorkSpace Program allows Tarragon to further explore play development by producing artists’ work in the primary stages.

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Theatre Creators’ Reserve

Tarragon Theatre sees this program as an opportunity to provide time for the creator to take their play to the next stage or two of its development. These grants offer the creator an opportunity to conduct research, or to work on a first draft or subsequent drafts of a play. If the project is a collective creation, the grant buys time to improvise/create in the rehearsal hall.

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George Brown New Play Development

Each year, the Tarragon works with George Brown to select an appropriate playwright to work with George Brown’s second year class. The playwright’s script is workshopped by the class, under the direction of a professional theatre director. In the students’ third year, a second workshop culminates in a staged reading. George Brown Theatre School then has the option of performing the play in a full production later that year.