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Bodacious! A Reading Series of Spanking New Plays by & about Women

Bodacious! A Reading Series of Spanking New Plays by & about Women

Bodacious! is a once monthly reading series from September, 2016 – May, 2017 at Presentation House Theatre's second stage; Ann MacDonald Studio, in North Vancouver.

Reading dates are: September 24/16, October 29/16, November 26/16, December 17/16, January 28/17,  February 25/17, March 25/17, April 24/17, May 27/17.

Our mandate is to create opportunities for women playwrights to hear their work in the presence of an audience, where feed-back may be obtained in order to further develop the work. We also aspire to provide opportunities for her play to be exposed to theatre professionals who may be in a position to enable her to take her work to the next level.

All plays submitted must have previously been through a workshop process or have been professionally dramaturged.

The Bodacious! team in cooperation with Presentation House Theatre will provide the reading space, advertising, refreshments, volunteers, and support for the playwright to stage a reading of her work.

A $5.00 minimum donation will be collected at the door, and a portion of the proceeds will provide an honorarium to the playwright to defer some of the costs for hiring Equity actors and a director.


Interested women playwrights should submit a PDF file containing their script and the following information to bodaciousreadingseries@gmail.com (intake - ongoing)

Previously produced plays may be submitted if the playwright is intending to refine and rewrite, both one-acts and full-length plays will be considered.

Each playwright will be responsible for securing a director for her reading (if desired), casting (including arranging Equity contracts as applicable), and organizing rehearsals (some rehearsal space and time will be available). The playwright is also responsible to make arrangements of pay fees for any association with other unions or guilds they may be a member of.

Please note: we will begin our selection process as scripts are received, so early submission is preferable.

Please include a cover letter including:
1) Name
2) Address
3) Phone Number
4) Email Address
5) Short Bio
6) Play Synopsis (500 words or less)
7) Character Listing
8) Estimated Running Time
9) Brief history of the play's process (i.e. previous workshop dates, dramaturgy, & productions if applicable).
10) Your goals/ desires for the reading

Once you have submitted your play, you will be contacted with instructions for submitting your submission fee which is $20 for each script submitted. Maximum 2 scripts per playwright.


May 27 2017 - 7:00pm
Presentation House Gallery - 333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver, British Columbia
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