Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition Invites Submissions

The Cultural Arts Department of the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre of Toronto announces a Call for Submissions for the 2013 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition (CJPC).

Since its inception in 1989 the CJPC has attracted 200+ plays from seven provinces, the US and Israel.

The Miles Nadal JCC seeks to establish active relationships within the professional artistic community to support emerging Canadian artists and creation, to build bridges of understanding across cultures through the arts and to assume a vital role in our country’s cultural community.

The 2012 winner was Shiksa, by Winnipeg’s Cairn Moore. Shiksa was presented as a Between Stages Reading in February 2013 at the Chutzpah! Festival in Vancouver . It was directed by Katrina Dunn (Touchstone Theatre)

Four previous contest winners have been published or have been commercially produced: Einstein’s Gift by Vern Thiessen, Sara’s Cave by Don Molnar, Yahrzeit by Alex Poch Goldin and Haunted by Daniel Karasik.

The winner receives a professionally acted and directed public workshop in a Miles Nadal JCC Between Stages Play Reading. The Miles Nadal JCC will publicize the workshop with a national press release sent to major print and web media publications, professional theatre organizations and Canadian Jewish arts, education and community organizations.

Submission deadline is July 2. No entry fee indicated. Full call is available on Facebook. (h/t: Jewish Plays Project)