Script, artist, and designer submissions

Play Submissions

Western Edge Theatre fosters talent from Vancouver Island and BC and are always keen to receive new play submissions and proposals. Artistic director Brianna Hamilton receives submissions on an ongoing basis.

To propose a script submission for production consideration, please read the instructions carefully and send the following information:

  • A one-paragraph synopsis of the play
  • Background about its development or production to date
  • A cast breakdown, including character age range and specific casting requirements or suggestions
  • Short bios of the playwright(s), and key creative collaborators (if applicable)
  • A short excerpt from the script (10 pages max.)

We also appreciate seeing new work on its feet, so please feel free to invite us to any of your productions or send videos of productions or rehearsals.

If we are interested in further information, we will request a full-length script. Please be aware that due to our various workloads throughout the production season, response times can vary greatly, however we strive to be in touch within a three month window. We appreciate your patience.

All submissions can be emailed to

Director and Designer Submissions

Western Edge Theatre welcomes local directors and designers to submit their CV’s on an ongoing basis. We want to get to know our community better!

Whether you are new to the Nanaimo area or perhaps we just haven’t met yet, please feel free to email us with the following information:

  • A short bio/introduction of yourself (please indicate your area(s) of practice ie. directing, lighting design, acting)
  • A resume or CV (and head shot if you are a performer)
  • Any additional information you think we would like to know about you or your practice
  • Any additional materials you think we should see (ie. demo reel, photos of set design)

All submissions can be emailed to


Western Edge Theatre is currently casting for two upcoming shows in its 2022-23 season.

All roles are open to all gender identities and members of all equity-deserving communities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Directed by Tamara McCarthy

Runs February 3 – 12

Shannon, 25-40: Shannon is personified by the lizard brain response of flight. She also plays HECATE who is the opposite of Shannon.

Andy, 25-40: Andy is a dapper fellow, prone to manipulation through emotional and physical violence.

Isla, 20-35: Isla tries to diffuse stressful situations by pleasing. She also represents the energy of CHAOS magic.

Greg, 25-45: Greg spends a lot of time at a seedy pub. He freezes when facing conflict. He also represents the energy of RITUAL magic.

I & YOU by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Brianna Hamilton

Runs March 24 – April 2

Caroline, 17-22: Caroline is a quick witted, cynical and sassy teenager. She spends a lot of time alone due to being sick. Self described as “small but mighty”.

Anthony, 17-22: Anthony is neat, poised, mature for his age. He is an A Student, a team player, a nice guy. Not really great around girls. He takes his homework very seriously

Auditions will be held as part of general auditions on November 26th, 2022.

Submit a photo and any relevant experience to with the subject line: PLAY TITLE, ROLE, YOUR NAME ie. IandYou, Caroline, Jane Doe

WE Casting Call 22-23 PDF