Call for Atlantic Canadian Playwrights

A non-profit theatre co-op, The Cape Breton Stage Company has been producing original, local work in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality since 2007. This season, we will produce three plays in downtown Sydney, Nova Scotia. We welcome submissions from playwrights with any level of experience.


Original, preferably unproduced, scripts by Atlantic Canadian playwrights. We will consider plays with any tone or subject matter. We tend to favour plays with small casts and straightforward production requirements.

You may submit a script in progress, but do not send proposals, summaries, or excerpts; we require a complete draft to evaluate your submission properly.

As a co-operative, we exercise collective artistic input with all our projects. Playwrights should bear this artistic spirit in mind, and should be open to having CBSC artists contribute to script development after their plays have been selected for production, although playwrights will retain final authority over their scripts.

Playwrights whose scripts we produce will receive royalty payments of 10% box office gross. Minimum payment guarantees will depend upon project grant funding.


Submissions may be emailed (Word or PDF format preferred) to Please include “Script Search” in your email’s subject heading. You may also mail your script to the following address. If you want your script returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Cape Breton Stage Company
142 Cabot Street
Sydney, Nova Scotia
B1P 4E1

You must also include:
Your contact information (email, mailing address,phone number)
A brief bio (100 words).
If your script is still in progress, a description of your plans for future development.