Writer Resources


I am asked often about other resources available to theatre writers.  Here is a start, though not at all comprehensive!


Ontario Arts Council – Recommender Grants for Theatre Artists

Ontario Arts Council – Theatre Projects (Independent writing, or residencies)

Toronto Arts Council – Grants to Playwrights

Canada Council – Explore and Create (Research, Creation or residencies)

Diaspora Dialogues – Playwrights Mentoring Program (by invitation I believe)

 THEATRE COMPANIES with writing groups

Paprika Festival

Nightwood Theatre

Obsidian Theatre

Factory Theatre

Tarragon Theatre

The AMY Project (Artists Mentoring Youth)


These are primarily focused on playwriting, as opposed to fiction or other types of writing, and do not include full-time diploma or degree programs.


Dramaturgy & Playwriting with Brian Quirt + Playwriting with Paula Wing.

GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE – Continuing Education

Playwriting with Kate Lushington

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO – Continuing Education

Dramatic Writing: Off the Page with Glenda MacFarlane

Playwriting: Introduction with Mark Brownell