July 5, 2018

Sudbury Theatre Centre is inviting submissions from writers to take part inThe PlayMine, a new initiative for theatre artists living in, or writing about, Northern Ontario.

STC is thrilled to be bringing Northern Ontario theatre back into the building during its 2018.2019 season. A collaboration with Pat the Dog Theatre Creation, The PlayMine will be a series of script readings taking place on three evenings throughout the season. This series will give writers vital development time, dramaturgical support and a chance to hear their work read aloud by professional actors in front of an audience.

Deadline for submissions is 17 August 2018. Selected playwrights will be contacted in September.

Writers from Northern Ontario or writers working on plays relevant to life in Northern Ontario are all encouraged to apply. Scripts should be complete drafts or works-in-progress from either established or emerging playwrights. Scripts may have already received development (dramaturgy, workshops, readings) or limited production.

Submissions should include a cover letter with contact information and a short biography of the writer(s), a synopsis and development history of the proposed project, as well as a full draft or short sample of the script in progress.

Packages can be sent electronically in PDF or Word format to

For more information please contact STC’s Artistic Director John McHenry at



Founded in 1971, the Sudbury Theatre Centre (STC) mission is to create extraordinary theatre that engages and entertains our audience while celebrating Northern Ontario’s theatre artists and supporting the development of Northern Ontario content, and to provide outstanding theatre training and performance that educates and inspires the imaginations of our youth and emerging artists.

The leading professional English-language theatre between Barrie and Thunder Bay, STC’s season runs from September through May and offers diverse Canadian and International Mainstage programming, and youth and educational programming through its Academy.

STC is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and engages artists under the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (CAEA). For more information visit