New Play Development

New work is an integral part of the Belfry Theatre’s mandate and history. Some of the country’s most successful plays have first seen the light of day in the intimacy of this theatre, including all of the Wingfield Farm plays, Morris Panych’s international hit Vigil, and Michele Riml’s plays Sexy Laundry and on the edge.

Many of these premieres were developed with the aid and support of the Belfry, including Carol Shields’ Unless, Kevin Kerr’s Skydive and Bruce Ruddell and Bill Henderson’s musical Let Me Call You Sweetheart, we are putting new work onstage alongside some of the best Canadian and International writing.

We are currently assisting in the development of new work from an array of talented and diverse writers, including:

Carmen Aguirre
Reza Jacobs
Andrew Kushnir
Emil Sher
Deborah Williams