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For Artists


New Creation Unit

Theatre Direct, one of the Country’s leading theatres for young audiences, welcomes proposals for new works aimed at youth and young adult audiences (ages 12 years and up). The New Creation Unit is open to playwrights and theatre creators working across disciplines passionate about exploring challenging subject matter relevant to youth.

Members of the Unit will meet monthly from September until March and in addition to a monthly stipend, artists will receive dramaturgical support and guidance, access to research residencies in schools and the opportunity to hear their work read/presented by professional actors in-studio and in front of young audiences and educators

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Theatre Creators’ Reserve

Check back for more information on the next round of TCR applications in the 2017-18 Season

About the OAC’s Theatre Creators’ Reserve

The Theatre Creators’ Reserve (TCR) is a third party recommender program that is generously funded by the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). This program assist professional Ontario based individual theatre creators and collectives to create new work. The OAC has selected a group of professional companies to be recommenders and Theatre Direct is delighted to be among this group. Applications are made to and funding decisions are made by the recommender.