In the Beginning: A Jewish Playwrights Festival

In the Beginning: A Jewish Playwrights Festival

Attention: Deadline Extension

The deadline for our inaugural Festival of new Jewish work has been extended to February 19, 2010.


Taking place from May 10-13th 2010, at the Miles Nadal JCC in Toronto, four playwrights will have the chance to workshop their scripts with professional actors/director and receive one public staged reading. In the Beginning aims to open the door for groundbreaking Jewish voices that challenge the Jewish perspective.

Our primary goal is to further the development of pieces from In the Beginning and potentially move them forward to a full Mainstage production at the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company.

At the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company (HGJTC), we embrace and celebrate the Jewish story. Now entering our third season, we have won 1 Dora Mavor Moore Award, received 6 nominations and continue to be committed to achieving the highest level of artistic excellence. As part of our mandate to support the development of Jewish artists, the HGJTC is thrilled to launch In the Beginning, in partnership with the Miles Nadal JCC.

The Playwright

–       The playwright must be a Canadian citizen

–       The playwright must identify themselves as Jewish

–       We strongly encourage established and emerging playwrights to submit

The Play

–       The play must be a minimum of 60 minutes in length

–       The play must be in English

–       It is preferred that the play consist of Jewish content

–       Plays that have been produced in a full production are not eligible, however plays that have been previously workshoped are welcome

Submission Guidelines

–   Please submit a full script

–   Please submit a letter of intent providing a synopsis of your script, identifying yourself as an established or emerging artist and answering ‘Why you want to be part of In the Beginning’

Each submission will be read and the chosen participants will now be contacted by the end of March 2010.

All script submissions must be received by February19, 2010 by 5:00pm

Send to:

Attn: In the Beginning Script Submission

Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company

121 Parkway Forest Drive, Suite 107

Toronto, ON. M2J 5H4

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