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Record #: NKT1920 Last Modified: 21 Feb 2015 Last Full Update: 10 Aug 2013
Record Details
Primary ExecutiveRand Houghton, Artistic Producer/Director, Theatre Starts Inc; Phone: 905-898-0770; Email:
FundingFoundation - Ontario Trillium Foundation
Description (Service)Selects talented writers of new works through a blind jury process and gives six to nine writers each year an opportunity to work directly with professional dramaturges to hone their script * the work will culminate in staged readings in a performance space at the Aurora Cultural Centre * the readings will be performed before an audience by trained actors and directed by professionals with international reputations * Writers will be invited to participate in a dialogue with the audience after the reading
HoursContact for hours
Areas ServedYork Region
Eligibility• Playwrights must be a resident of Ontario 
• Musicals are not eligible but a play with music will be considered 
• Full length and One-Act plays are eligible 
• Submitted scripts must not have been published or professionally produced 
• More than one submission per playwright is allowed 
• All plays must be submitted in English 
• The cover page should include all contact information but no information that identifies 
the playwright should be located elsewhere in the script - the Jurists will have no 
information regarding the playwrights 
• Please submit scripts electronically if possible -- electronic submissions may be submitted 
• Hard copy submissions should not be bound in any way; send hard copy 
submissions to: Theatre Starts Inc, 315 Reading Place, Newmarket, ON L3Y 6H6 
• Hard copy scripts will not be returned unless requested and a prepaid, addressed envelope 
is included 
ApplicationA Call for Scripts form is available online
FeesMembership ; Admission ; Individual tickets are $12 per person * $60.00 for a 6 play pass to all readings * $96.00 to purchase a 12 play pass: the 12 play pass can be used for multiple tickets to a performance (e.g. 2 tickets to each of the readings or 2 tickets to some of the readings and 4 tickets to some readings or for one reading for a group of 12 people for the show - any combination is accepted)
Site LocationAurora Cultural Centre
Located In CommunityAurora
Address & Map
Aurora Cultural Centre
22 Church St
Aurora, ON
Mailing Address315 Reading Pl 
Newmarket, ON L3Y 6H6
AccessibilityFully Accessible - Performances take place at the Aurora Cultural Centre which is fully accessible
Service CategoriesArts and Culture Occupations ; Theatre Performances