Sarasvàti Productions: One Night Stand scene-reading series, Submission Deadline February 21

Sarasvàti Productions is accepting submissions for its One Night Stand scene-reading series, which will take place across two evenings (pending) from April - May 2018.

We are currently seeking submissions of 10-minute scenes from emerging and established Manitoban writers of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Playwrights may submit scenes that exceed 10 minutes; however be advised that if the scene is programmed it may be edited at the discretion of the director for length. A reading committee will assess submissions for their individual quality and in order to program a balanced event. No monetary compensation will be provided, but the feedback and development provided will be invaluable!

Please provide: A bio of the playwright(s) and one copy of the scene formatted according to acceptable Canadian play script format. If the scene is part of a larger work, please provide a synopsis of the play.


The One Night Stand play-reading series was started in the late 1990s by two playwrights in Toronto (Lindsay Price and Bonnie Anderson). Sarasvàti Productions ran them regularly from 2003 to 2008, bringing the series back for a revival in 2017. The goal of the series is to provide playwrights the opportunity to get feedback from an audience on new material and/or works-in-progress.

All submissions must be received by midnight, February 21st 2018. Submissions should be emailed to

For more information, please contact or 204-586-2236.