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Playwrights, Composers and Creators

NAC English Theatre invests in writers and creators who aim to create dynamic, urgent and uniquely Canadian work. We believe that plays need time and attention to prosper. We look at work at every stage of development, from the beginnings of ideas right through to projects that have already seen first productions. We are drawn by the inventiveness of play-makers, and by content that we believe helps to strengthen our collective sense of Canada.

To strengthen the existing body of Canadian theatre, and to give meaningful support to the development of new work, NAC English Theatre does not produce premiere productions on our stages.  However, we are actively involved with companies who produce new work and we partner on premieres on stages across the country. We invite you to check The Collaborations program to learn more. 

Unsolicited Scripts

We encourage writers of un-produced plays to contact your regional play development houses and to pursue local means of getting your work produced in your home communities. 

NAC English Theatre does not accept unsolicited scripts.

Let us know about your work

Please let us know if your play is being produced. If Jillian can see a performance, she will. We also work with a group of artistic advisors located in every province in Canada, and we may send one of them to see the show in Jillian's stead. We also suggest that you archive your work: producing companies may be interested in these documents following a successful production in your home community.


At present, we are not commissioning any new work.


For any questions about writing and creation work you can contact Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley at: sarah.stanley[at]

Thank you to the Friends of English Theatre for their passion and continued support.