Play Development

Shadow Theatre is proud of our commitment to new play development. Our primary focus with this program is to work with emerging playwrights who have not yet been produced by a PACT (Professional Association of Canadian Theatre's) company as it serves both our passions and our mandate. At the same time, we continue moving our playwright-in- residence in challenging new directions.

We are always actively engaged in looking for playwrights whose skills and philosophies are a good match for the company, and we are passionate about contributing in a significant way to the Canadian canon of plays. Our program differs from others in our community as we actively seek out up and coming writers with passion and a great idea.

If you would like to read one of these play or would like more information on the playwright please contact us.


Awards, etc.

We have scored major successes with our new works over the past several seasons:

Flight of the Viscount
Sterling Nominated for Outstanding New Play

Little Elephants
Sterling Award for Outstanding New Play

Next Year's Man of Steel
Published by Samuel French (April 2012)

The Liars
Sterling Nomination for Outstanding New Play

The Science of Disconnection
Won the Sterling Award for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Actress. It also received nominations for Outstanding Production and sound design.

That Darn Plot
Winner of the Samuel French Award for Outstanding New Canadian Play.

While My Mother Lay Dreaming
Published in the ALBERTA ADVANTAGES collection of new Alberta plays.

The Last Train
Winner of the Alberta Playwrights Network, Outstanding New Alberta Play Award