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 info@puentetheatre.ca 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.



Puente Theatre

643 Cornwall Street

Victoria, BC

V8V 4L2

778 977-6398


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Puente Theatre would like to acknowledge that for thousands of years the Coast Salish,

Nuu-chah-nulth, and Kwakwaka'wakw peoples have walked gently on and been the care-

takers of the territories of what we today call Vancouver Island. It is with great gratitude

that we acknowledge that we live, work, and create in the unceded territories of the 

Lək̓ʷəŋənWSÁNEĆ and Wyomilth peoples of the Coast Salish Nation.  As immigrants

to this land, we are infinitely grateful for the opportunity to do so, and we actively seek a

new relationship with the first peoples here, one based in honor and respect, and we thank

them for their hospitality.

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