WHAT: A Staged Reading of a play-in-progress by a local playwright.
HOW: Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to support the artists working on the project.

FEATURING: Josh Sunderman, Shelyse Cameron, Andrew Robertson, Jennilee Fraser, Taylor James McCallum, Brooke Ballam and Kelsey Launier.

 

With his Portland donut business failing, Steve Roswell turns to the mystical baking powers of the Mennonites to save him. However, the power comes with an unexpected consequence: he must become a Mennonite himself. Accompanied by his reluctant girlfriend Claire and stoner best friend Tom, Steve must learn to save both the business and himself from the Mennonite magic he has brought down on himself. 


With a commitment to the development of new Canadian plays, Chimera Theatre’s New Play Series will be presenting plays-in-progress by new and emerging playwrights. The selected playwrights will be provided with a chance to workshop their script with actors and a director and have their play presented in a staged reading. This means an opportunity for playwrights to write, rewrite, experiment and expand their work while providing audiences with a thrilling and intimate night of theatre.

The first of its kind for Chimera Theatre, A Staged Reading will present a newly crafted and workshopped script by a local playwright. The exciting part is that the actors and directors won't receive the script until a week before! Our playwrighting contest closes on October 31st, 2015, and following that we will be selecting which play will be read at this reading.

After the reading, there will be a talk back session with the playwright, actors, and director about the script and the staged reading. Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to support the artists working on the project. The entrance will be around the back side of the Sahali Centre Mall (the north side, past the Sahali Liquor Store).

Thank you kindly to the Sahali Mall, who is generously donating their space for the evening.

Chimera Theatre New Play Series

 

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

 

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: October 31st, 2015

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2015/2016 NEW PLAY SERIES

 

Chimera Theatre is now accepting submissions for its inaugural New Play Series. With a commitment to the development of new Canadian plays, Chimera Theatre’s New Play Series will be presenting plays-in-progress by new and emerging playwrights. The selected playwrights will be provided with a chance to workshop their script with actors and a director and have their play presented in a staged reading. This means an opportunity for playwrights to write, rewrite, experiment and expand their work while providing audiences with a thrilling and intimate night of theatre.

 

Submission Guidelines

  • Chimera Theatre will begin accepting manuscripts for the first workshop and presentation of the New Play Series until October 31st, 2015.

  • Plays which have been produced professionally are NOT eligible (any public performance in which productions members were paid beyond an honorarium will be considered a professional production).

  • Plays that have been presented at workshops, readings or produced by community or academic groups are eligible.

  • The competition is open to full-length and one-act plays written by permanent residents of Canada.

  • No musicals or children’s plays are accepted at this time.

  • Script must be in English.

  • Scripts must be received by deadline.

  • When submitting, please include the script, a synopsis of the play, a character breakdown, a production history and a playwright’s biography.

  • Submissions must be sent as a pdf. file to info@chimeratheatre.com with the subject line “NEW PLAY SERIES SUBMISSION”.

 

A STAGED READING

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