December 3, 2015




FREE Playwriting Workshop with Anna Chatterton!

In partnership with the Playwrights Guild of Canada, we invite playwrights aged 18-30 to submit for a FREE upcoming Playwriting Workshop led by acclaimed Canadian Playwright Anna Chatterton.

The course will take place over 10 sessions, taking your new play from the idea stage into the world. We aim for playwrights to leave with the initial foundation for their play-in-development, and a scene or monologue to be presented at a reading after the workshop.



When: January 6th – March 16th 2020 (Monday evenings from 7:00 – 9:30 PM)

Where: Theatre Ontario’s Boardroom (401 Richmond Street West, Suite 350)

*Please note we expect full attendance plus minor at home assignments in-between sessions.

About Anna Chatterton

Anna Chatterton is a librettist, playwright, and performer. A finalist for the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for her play Within the Glass, and again in 2018 for her play Gertrude and Alice (co-written with Evalyn Parry, devised with Karin Randoja). Anna was named a top-ten Toronto Theatre Artist of 2016 by NOW Magazine, has been the recipient of the Toronto Theatre Critics Award, and the City of Hamilton Arts Award for Theatre and is a Dora Mavor Award and K. M. Hunter Award nominee. Anna has been a playwright-in-residence at Nightwood Theatre, the National Theatre School of Canada, Tarragon Theatre, and Tapestry Opera. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

To Submit:

If you’re interested, please email by December 16th, 2019: 

1). A sample of your creative writing – 5-10 pages max. – this could be anything, a play, poetry, a story, and it doesn’t have to be the project you’re hoping to workshop with Anna.

2). A short bio outlining any related experience with writing or creation (no playwriting experience is necessary).

3). A paragraph about what you’d hope to get out of the workshop.


Click Here to listen in your favourite podcast player – including Apple and Google Podcast


PlayME from CBC Podcasts supports emerging and established Canadian writers, by providing a unique opportunity to produce their work in podcast format, making it accessible to audiences nationally and internationally.


If you are a playwright that would like to be considered for our next podcast series, send us your script. We are looking for diverse and unique works from across Canada.


Plays ideally have 5 characters or less

All genres  accepted


A fifty-word description of your work

Completed script (including a character breakdown at the top of)

A brief bio

Please be familiar with PlayME and listen to at least a few episodes before asking to be considered 



Please send your submission in PDF format to Submissions are ongoing and will be reviewed quarterly by the Artistic Producers of PlayME from CBC Podcasts. Due to the number of submissions received, only those selected will be contacted, normally within 2-3 months after submission.