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Announcing our first event for
Season 12
The Play Off Series

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The Play Off Series
2024 Rules

Play Off Series Rules:

Eligibility Requirements:


-Open to any playwright who resides in the City of Calgary and surrounding area.

-The play must be an original work in English or have translation of non-English dialogue. 

-Plays that have been previously produced are ineligible.

-Plays must be considered a one act (25 – 30 minutes running time).

-Play must have a small cast (2-4 characters); diversity of casting and characters is strongly encouraged.

-Plays must have one set/location.

-Theme: Examining Control


To Apply:

1) Separate cover sheet with your name on it and a brief informal biography. Please do not have your name anywhere on the manuscript. This will be a blind review.

2) PDF of your script is preferred but docx and doc will also be accepted.


Email scripts to: with Play Off Series 2024 as the subject line.


Deadline is June 30, 2024. Extended to June 30/2024!


Decision by end of June depending on number of applicants.

Urban Stories Theatre Mission

To create an inclusive space to learn, share, explore and nurture local artists creating original work by giving them the opportunity to participate in play festivals, workshops and performances. 




To explore justice and humanity issues through the performing arts

Land Acknowledgement:

The Creative team at Urban Stories Theatre would like to acknowledge  the original storytellers and teachers of the  land  on which we play and create. The many First Nations, Metis and Inuit people. 

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