Submission Policy

How to Submit to RCA Theatre Company (RCAT):
 RCA Theatre Company Mandate

RCA Theatre (RCAT) provides resources and a supportive environment for the production and promotion of Newfoundland and Labrador Theatre.

There are two deadlines for submission per year, after which The Programming Committee will be tasked to meet and review submissions and the progress of ongoing play development within the company.

RCA Theatre Company Submission Deadlines:

  • June 15
  • December 15

 What can I submit?

RCAT welcomes your submissions in consideration for Development or Production in an upcoming Season. We commission and workshop new pieces of Theatre at all stages of their development. It can be a germ of an idea or a fully developed outline. It could be an early or mid stage draft, or a script that is close to completion. We Program Mainstage Productions, Significant Other Series (SOS which can take place on the Main Stage or in the Second Space) and have a long and successful production history with Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA). We partner with other companies and co-produce too!

Where possible Submissions should include:

  • the project’s artistic objectives;
  • names of the members of the company;
  • other partners or companies involved (if any)
  • biographical material;
  • history of development to date (what stage of the process you’re in);
  • other means of support for this production (other funders)
  • type of programming the project is looking for
  • any other relevant material about the project

Don’t Fit here? Have a look at the Submission Guidelines for our Presentation Series!

How can I submit?

Electronic Submissions are Preferred!

Please Email to Laura Williams, RCAT Artistic Associate

To submit by mail (or deliver by hand between 9 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday):

c/o RCA Theatre Company
3 Victoria Street
St. John’s NL A1C 3V2

Please Note: When you submit to RCAT we are usually programming a season (a year) in advance. Generally speaking, that means if your submission is successful it will be Workshopped or Programmed in an upcoming season. However, circumstances can change and we aim to be as responsive as possible when resources permit additional Development and Programming in the current season. Be realistic in your timelines when submitting your work to RCAT.

Resource Centre for the Arts is committed to gender equity and inclusion and encourages submissions from Indigenous and diverse cultural communities and also welcomes submissions from artists of colour, deaf artists, disability-identified artists, as well as those who identify with the LGTBQ2+ community. 

If you have any questions, contact Nicole Rousseau at or Laura Williams at for more information.

RCA Theatre Company offices are located in Haymarket Square, Suite 207, 709-753-4537