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A residency for emerging playwrights

writing about identity.

W O R K P L A Y 

Intrepid Theatre Club

W O R K P L A Y  began in 2008 as a reading series or showcase of plays in development by emerging Canadian playwrights writing about multiculturalism and diversity. After the readings, the audience was invited to offer feedback to the playwright in a casual and open conversation. 

In 2011, we began offering dramaturgical support as part of the series, and now in 2021, we are very happy to be able to call it a playwriting residency where we can offer dedicated dramaturgical support for 6 to 8 consecutive months, studio time for development and exploration of the piece, and a $1,500 honorarium to each emerging playwright, as well as the showcase of the piece. 

If you or your organization would like to help us grow this residency, please get in touch.

            R E S I D E N C Y

W O R K P L A Y is an annual residency for emerging playwrights writing about identity.


The residency consists of eight months of dramaturgical support, up to 40 hours of studio time, a $1,500 honorarium, and a reading of the finished play open to the public or to an invited audience of industry professionals. 


Each year we are able to host two emerging playwrights.


Priority will be given to immigrant, IBPoC and LGBTQ2IA+ emerging playwrights.

Submissions are welcome.  Please send your draft or idea to with "WORKPLAY Submission" in the subject. 


All WORKPLAY readings are performed at the Intrepid Theatre Club, located at 2-1609 Blanshard Street in Victoria, BC.

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