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Call for Submissions: Nightwood Theatre’s Busting Out

March 18th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

Busting Out is a professional theatre program for GIRLS aged 12 to 16. Its goal is to provide a forum for young women, through a series of theatre-based workshops, discussion and collective creation. The participants of the program will have the opportunity to work with professional playwrights, actors and directors on their own Writing Project, as well as a public presentation of their own creation. Professional artists will lead the girls in classes, which include playwriting, acting, improvisation and spoken word. Out is an exciting and unique program opportunity for teenage girls. CREATIVE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND FUN!

“I would never have thought I could be in a program like this, that you can take something out of your innermost core and it can interest people….It’s validating to have someone take interest in it - my writing. I learned I am capable of performing in all aspects of my life.” -Vanessa, Age 15, past participant

Nightwood, Canada’s National Women’s Theatre, has produced, developed and toured landmark, award-winning plays by women since 1979. Nightwood’s tremendous work in play development has lead over 50 new plays - winning Canada’s highest performing and literary honours, including Governor General, Chalmer, Trillium and Dora awards. For more information, visit

Program Details: * Program runs over two weeks from August 9th to August 20th. Monday to Friday, 1pm to 6pm. * A public presentation will be performed on Sunday, August 22nd, 4pm (rehearsal 1-3pm) * Location: Nightwood Studio - located in the Distillery District, Toronto (Front and Parliament area) * Only 12 participants will be selected. * Potential participants will be shortlisted and asked to come to a Group Audition on April 10th between 10-6pm. * PROGRAM FEE: $400.00. (Please note: Fees are subsidized by Nightwood supporters, the true cost for this program is $800.00 per participant. However, a limited amount of further subsidies are available for low-income families. If this applies to you please email for more details.)

How do you apply? Deadline to apply is April 2nd, so get ready! Click here for more info.

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