New Ideas Festival 2017: script submission deadline in one month!

Yo, writers!  One month from today – that would be September 5, 2016! – is the deadline to submit your short script for consideration in Alumnae Theatre Company’s New Ideas Festival (NIF).  Founded in 1988, the festival is a very popular annual event: 3 weeks of never-before-produced short plays selected by a jury, each week featuring a different lineup.  New Ideas Festival 2017 will run from March 8 – 26, 2017.


Unlike the Fringe Festivals or Toronto’s SummerWorks (which consist of independent, individually-ticketed plays), the New Ideas Festival is part of our

New Ideas Festival 2017. Image/design by Suzanne Courtney.

New Ideas Festival 2017.
Image/design by Suzanne Courtney.

company’s season, and is treated as such. Audience members pay one ticket price ($15) to see a program of four or five short plays.


To submit a script (remember:  it must not have been previously produced!), please see the July 5 blog post  for full guidelines, or check out the OPPORTUNITIES tab on our website:

NOTE:  Alumnae Theatre Company is located in Toronto (Canada), but writers from anywhere in the world are welcome to submit scripts, as long as they are available (Skype is an option) to meet potential directors on Nov 5, and if their script is selected, for one of the ‘Cold Reads’ dates (Dec 6 – 9, 2016).  No submission fee.



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