Thousand Islands Playhouse

The deadline to submit to the 2017 OAC RECOMMENDER GRANTS FOR THEATRE CREATORS is September 22 at 5pm.

For information on eligibility, application guidelines and application form, please visit the OAC website.

Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators (formerly Theatre Creators’ Reserve), funded by the Ontario Arts Council, offers playwrights and creators the opportunity to develop new work. Projects at all levels of development (except for production-ready scripts) are eligible to receive this funding. Creators may use the funding to research a potential work, write a first draft, work on subsequent drafts of a play, or create in the rehearsal hall. The grant may not be used for productions or workshops.

It is of particular interest to the Thousand Islands Playhouse (but not mandatory) if the piece originates in this region, explores the history of the region, or deals with themes that are relevant to this community.

All submissions must be received by email only by the deadline.

When complete, please email the following materials to:

 Rob Kempson, Associate Artistic Director –



  • Project description – please include the impulse behind the play, specific objectives for this phase of development (with a timeline), developmental process (improvisation, writing, collective creation etc.), long-term goals, as well as overall vision (maximum 3 pages, double-spaced);
  • Writing sample – either from the piece being developed or a sample of past work (maximum 10 pages, double spaced)
  • Resume for each artist currently involved in the project (max 2 pages per artist)
  • Audiovisual support (optional)
  • OAC form