Celebrating 15 years

Amy Rutherford in 'Mortified,' by Dahlia Katz
Amy Rutherford in 'Mortified,' by Dahlia Katz

Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators

Since 2010, Studio 180 Theatre has had the privilege of being one of the recommending organizations for the Ontario Arts Council’s Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators (formerly Theatre Creators Reserve), which assists theatre creators in developing new work.

Over the years, we have been introduced to countless incredible artists through this program, and have been proud to support many projects that have gone on to receive full-scale productions, as well as several that have continued to be workshopped through our Studio 180 IN DEVELOPMENT program (established in 2015/16).


Applications are generally accepted in the fall and winter. Information will be posted here when available. You may refer to our 2017 call for applications for reference, or contact Studio 180 Core Artist and head of new play development, Mark McGrinder, with any questions.

If you would like to learn more about submitting a script to Studio 180, visit our Submission Guidelines page.

Recent Recipients

2018 RGTC Recipients
2018 RGTC Recipients

Isad Etemadi-Shad, We Are Not The Others
Yolanda Bonnell, White Girls in Moccasins
Bilal Baig, blue eyes killed him without blinking
Sunny Drake, CHILD-ISH
Sam Kalilieh, Palestineman
Broadleaf Theatre (Kevin Matthew Wong & Mirka Loiselle), The Chemical Valley Project
Andrea Scott, Controlled Damage
Natasha Greenblatt & Rimah Jabr, Two Birds One Stone


2017 TCR Recipients
2017 TCR Recipients' by Dahlia Katz

Alison Lawrence, The Right
Amy Rutherford, Mortified
Daniel Bennett, Views
Darrah Teitel, Behaviour
Polly Phokeev, How We Are Part III: Lecture


Lisa Karen Cox, From The Ashes
Sehar Bhojani, Intifada
Jason Sherman, Ariel’s Wall
Sunny Drake, Sweetie 3.0
Paula Wing, Carl

Sean Devine, Daisy
Caroline Gillis, Don’t Fall Down
Diane Flacks, Unholy
Audrey Dwyer, Calpurnia
Johnnie Walker, Shove it Down My Throat

Jordan Tannahill, This is Not a Bomb
Kate Cayley, Student
Nada Humsi, My Name is Dahkel Faraj

Damien Atkins, Michael Rising
Alex Poch-Goldin, Internazionale
Anusree Roy, Little Pretty and the Exceptional
Eric Woolfe, Man of Mystery

Paul Dunn, Memorial
Andrew Kushnir & Alan Dilworth, Small Axe
Pamela Sinha, Happy Place

Marie Beath Badian, The Good Work of Armando the Apostle
Jenn Buffett, Small Soldiers
Natasha Greenblatt, The Peace Maker
Jonathan Seinen, Redway, California

Ravi Jain (Why Not Theatre), Komagata Maru
Sonja Mills (Union Eight Theatre), Oil Man
Liza Balkan, Out the Window
Christopher Morris (Human Cargo), Petawawa

Photo, top of page: Amy Rutherford performs in a workshop reading of her play Mortified, a 2017 RGTC recipient and 2017/18 Studio 180 IN DEVELOPMENT project. Credit: Dahlia Katz.