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Write from the Wings

Extended to October 2021

After a successful pilot program in April and May, we're extending our Write from the Wings program until October 2021 and making it accessible to the most artists possible. The program will offer self-guided, one-week solo residencies at the BMO Theatre Centre to local writers, creatives, and artists. The free writing spaces will be in two dressing rooms and one stage management office.

Writers living within the Lower Mainland are invited to apply. Each participant will be required to sign an agreement with the theatre, must agree to abide by all the company’s policies, offer a piece of government ID for our records, and go through all COVID policies and a safety walk-through with a staff member. Our Company Manager, Associate Artistic Director, and Technical Director will have daily contact with each writer and will be available in the event of an emergency. Hours of access will be 9 AM –7 PM daily. Each artist will be assigned an access code. Upon arrival each day, all artists will be required to fill out a health attestation.

Applications will open on the first Monday of each month for residencies within the following month (e.g., there is a June 7 deadline for residencies beginning on July 5). To apply, email with the following information:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Home address
  • Requested dates (max. 1 week)
  • Short summary of your project