Call for Artists and Script Submissions for hapax theatre’s 2023 season.

Hapax theatre is preparing to launch its 2023 season, and we are seeking play submissions and passionate artists who are interested in becoming a member of the production team! If you have a story seeking a home on the hapax stage, or if you’re a director, designer or stage manager looking to gain more experience, expand your resume and work with an exciting new company that believes in empowering the artist before the art, then send us a note!

Hapax theatre is committed to promoting the health and well being of their artists, regardless of the position you hold, and has spent the previous season working with swing performers and swing production members to ensure that the motto of ‘suffer for your art’ is laid to rest. No one should have to needlessly suffer for a production, no matter if you’re on stage or behind the scenes. Hapax theatre is dedicated to showcasing works created by and/or featuring BIPoC and LGBTQAI2S+ artists located in British Columbia. If you are interested in being a part of the production team (as a director, designer, stage management or other) send us a note expressing your interest and the kind of role you’d like to play in our exciting upcoming season! If you have a resume, send it our way; if not, tell us a little about yourself and your previous experience(s). Production Team messages of interest can be sent to Production Manager Chad Laidlaw and info@hapaxtheatre.com with the subject line reading “2023 Production Team.”

The 2023 season will consist of a playreading series and 3 mainstage productions. New and previously produced works will be considered for both, and plays written by and/or featuring BIPoC artis are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to plays with smaller casts (5 actors or less) and minimal set requirements; however, these parameters do not exclude works with larger casts or requirements. Ideally mainstage plays should be approximately 60-90 minutes in length and one-act, or 2 short plays to presented as a double-bill. Mainstage play submissions can be sent to Artistic Director Heather Jarvie at heather@hapaxtheatre.com with the subject line reading “2023 Script Submission.” Note: scripts submitted last year for the 2022 season are still up for consideration.

We are also accepting submissions of both micro-plays (10-30 minutes) and one-act plays (30-80 minutes) for our local Playreading Series. Whether you have an old play that needs a dustoff and a fresh set of eyes, or a new work that has yet to be read for the first time, we want to see them!  Feedback will be available at the request of the playwright. Playreading Series submissions can be submitted to melissa@hapaxtheatre.com with the subject line reading “Playreading Series 2022.” 

NOTE: For ease of reading, here is a summary of who to submit to for what: 

Production Team Members – submit notes of interest to Production Manager Chad Laidlaw at info@hapaxtheatre.com by Dec. 2. 2022 @ 11:59pm PT
Mainstage Scripts – submit scripts to Artistic Director Heather Jarvie at heather@hapaxtheatre.om by Dec. 2. 2022 @ 11:59pm PT
Playreading Series – submit scripts to Associate Artist Melissa Taylor at melissa@hapaxtheatre.com by Dec. 2. 2022 @ 11:59pm PT

hapax theatre rehearses and performs on the unceded territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We respectfully acknowledge that we are uninvited guests on these lands and do not take that responsibility lightly or without great consideration. We hope that the art and effort that we add to this community only feeds but does not drain this beautiful place.