New Voices Playwriting Residencies

Applications open until October 30th, 2023

About New Voices

The New Voices Program is a GTNT initiative to cultivate the next generation of storytellers. Currently in it's fourth enrollment cycle, the program focused on new Indigenous writers.

New Voices is a paid, six month residency guided by Dan MacDonald. The goal of the program is to give the participants the tools and experience to write stories for the stage.

At the end of the program, the participants work will be presented to the public in a staged reading to gather feedback from presenters, and audience members and facilitate further development of the stories.

Interested in joining the New Voices program for 2024? Applications close on October 30th.

Staged Readings: Every year the work that our New Voices participants complete is read for a live audience in Saskatoon. 

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Applicant Profile

GTNT is currently seeking new applicants for the 2023/2024 New Voices program!

Are you an Indigenous storyteller who wants to bring your ideas to the stage? Are you a new or emerging playwright who is looking for formal training and mentorship? Do you have an idea for a story bouncing around in your head and want to learn some tools and techniques to bring it out onto paper? Then this program is for you!

Participant Commitment

Participants are committed to consistently writing their stories and sharing that writing with Dan MacDonald in monthly one-on-one meetings to discuss their stories, ideas, techniques, structure, and pace of writing and a monthly meeting with Dan and the rest of the New Voices participants to read sections of their work and receive feedback from the other participants.


Participants are paid a monthly stipend of $100 for every month they actively participate in the program and continue to write new work.

Appicant Selection Process

Applicants are selected into the program following a review of their applications and submitted writing samples by the Artistic Director and the Program Coordinator.

All applicants will be contacted after applying regarding the status of their application.

How to Apply

If you're interested in applying for the 2023/2024 New Voices Residency Program you can fill out the application form below.

All applications require a C.V. or resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample.

Application Deadline: October 30, 2023

If you have any questions about New Voices or how to apply you can contact Jennifer Dawn Bishop our Artistic Director at or by calling into our office (306) 933-2262.