Touchstone has presented over 107 Canadian plays from emerging and established writers.
Many of those were new works and launched the careers of prominent Canadian playwrights.
Now we're changing the model for how new plays are made and playwrights are paid.
New plays are often made by unpaid playwrights. Thousands of writing hours typically goes unpaid unless their script's selected for programming, when a royalty covers a fraction of the time required to write the actual script.
The New Crew is for anyone wanting to invest in the people who make new plays.
Every dollar donated by The New Crew is invested directly into playwright residencies, commissions, and creation time.
All New Crew Members Get:
- A charitable tax receipt.
- Acknowledgement in our house programs and website.
- Exclusive news and updates on new plays considered for programming.
- Invitations to Member-only workshop readings and showings of work-in-development.