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Job Opportunity: Managing Director, deadline to submit now July 20, 2017. Read the full call here.

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Downstage is interested in theatrical works that are bold, inclusive and ask complex questions about the world we live in, created by artists who identify as Canadians. We are most interested in pieces that reflect the true diversity of our communities, whether thatís our city of Calgary or your home community.

If this describes a project youíre working on, we want to know about it and may be able to help you with further development through our Uprising New Work Program. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Please note: We ask that all playwrights and creators who would like us to consider projects for development or production to go through the process of the Uprising New Work Program - even if you're submitting a previously produced piece, it helps us ensure we have all the information we need from you. We do not accept unsolicited scripts by mail.


We are happy to receive submissions from actors, stage managers, directors, designers and other artists who are interested in working with us. To be added to our artist database, please send an email to Artistic Director Ellen Close with your resume. Actors, please also include a headshot. Designers, please include an electronic portfolio or examples of your work.

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