Call for Peep Show

SkirtsAfire 2018 Call for Peep Show!

SkirtsAfire along with Alberta Playwrights’ Network are now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Peep Show!, a tease of new plays to be presented at SkirtsAfire Festival, taking place March 8-11, 2018 in Edmonton.

SkirtsAfire Festival values diversity in the women we represent and therefore welcomes submissions from women artists from all diverse backgrounds including trans women, self-identifying women, the LGBTQ2 community, all ethnicities and all abilities.

Submission Criteria:

• All plays submitted must have been written by Edmonton and area women

• 1 Play will be chosen in each of two categories (2 plays total):

Category 1 – must be a new, non-produced piece

Category 2 – must be a piece that has had a production or extensive workshop, but still needs further development

Chosen playwrights in each category:

• Will receive a cash prize of $250 each

• Will receive 3 full days of workshopping and dramaturgy spread out over the months leading up to SkirtsAfire Festival, culminating in a public staged reading at SkirtsAfire in March 2018

Runner-up playwrights in each category:

• Will receive an Alberta Playwrights’ Network 1/2 day Wordshed workshop

Submission guidelines are as follows:

• Your play must be received by midnight via e-mail on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

• Playwrights may submit a different play for each category

• Please include a cover letter with contact information, a brief playwright biography, a synopsis of the play(s) being submitted, and which category you are submitting in (Category 1 non-produced OR Category 2 previously produced)

• If submitting in the produced play category, please include a history of the play’s development

• No musicals will be accepted

Please send submissions to:

Tracy Carroll, Peep Show! Coordinator, at

Deadline: November 1, 2017

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Peep Show! 2017. Photography by Brittany Paige Balser.

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