Scripted Toronto 2019

A Festival of new performances and written work. For the love of good writing.

A Festival of new performances and written work. For the love of good writing.

Scripted Toronto - Theatre Passe Muraille, May 7- 19, 2019

Submission deadline is now closed. We have received submissions from around the world and are now in the reading phase for this new Festival. We will be reaching out to everyone who has submitted by January 31, 2019.

We have received applications in the categories of Comedies, Dramas, Radio Plays, One Acts, full length plays and film scripts for readings and presentations.

This exciting new Festival will be held over 12 days and provide an opportunity for writers to meet, learn, and present their new scripts for the first time. From first draft to final draft artists will be heard, receive feedback, meet peers, and watch each other work.

Artists will present their work during the Festival period May 9-19 2019. ( Tech is May 7 & 8) Presentation date(s) per performance(s) will be confirmed in January.


The Festival is being held at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. Dimensions of the stage are Depth 19’2” Width 14' 8”. 50 Seats. A small intimate space perfect for bare boards, passion and good writing. However there are limitations.

1) The lighting will be general lighting. No high tech submissions will be considered.

2) Each writer is responsible for their own artistic team, props, costumes and furnishing. We will have a table, 4 chairs , 1 desk, and 1 small sofa. You do not have to use these but they will be available if needed. They are standard issue. The writer/performer must provide everything else required for their script. YOUR team must be able to carry them onstage, set up and strike quickly. You will have the assistance of one volunteer. SCRIPTS THAT REQUIRE ADVANCED STAGING WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

YOUR script will be READ AND ADJUDICATED by a panel of 5 professional writers, directors and playwrights. Make sure your script is copy written as per your countries guidelines. When we receive your application we do so acknowledging this has been completed and accept the script from you as copy written. You can send video samples with your written work if you wish. The deadline for submission is Dec 31, 2018. We are accepting applications worldwide, and welcome all artists to visit Toronto. All artists are responsible for their own transportation, accommodation, and expenses. IF YOU WISH TO PRESENT MORE THAN ONCE, PLEASE INDICATE THIS IN YOUR SUBMISSION OR WE WILL SCHEDULE YOU FOR ONE PRESENTATION ONLY.

**** If you are in need of actors to assist, please let us know and we will gladly introduce you to our vibrant acting community in Toronto, many who are enthusiastic to assist. It is your responsibility to create your own team and provide whatever monetary compensation you see fit to provide.

The Festival will host a variety of new work. The festival works on a 50-50 box office split for artists.