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Chimera Theatre invites play submissions, plans playwriting jam for fall

The 2023-2024 season includes improv shows, a 24-hour playwriting jam and more

Chimera Theatre has revealed its upcoming 2023-2024 season, with improv shows, theatre and even a playwriting jam planned for the year ahead.

The Freudian Slips return with a series of short-form improv adventures through time. The series will begin with a show based on the Cambrian Explosion, followed by the next on the dawn of man.

The improv troupe's Dungeons and Dragons shows also continues, with new heroes and villains. No D&D knowledge is required to enjoy the show, but a love of comedy and fantasy is welcome.

Chimera is also inviting playwrights to submit their work to its New Play series, which presents an opportunity for writers to have their plays read, workshopped and performed.

Scripts for the New Play series can be submitted to, with selected works being performed.

On Nov. 17, Chimera Theatre will hold a 24-hour Playwriting Jam. Those attending can start with a blank page and finish with a play. The event will take place at the Effie Arts Collective, 422 Tranquille Rd.

In the new year, from Feb. 1 to Feb. 3 and Feb. 8 to Feb. 10, Chimera Theatre will present a play by William Shakespeare at the Pavilion Theatre, but which one will remain a mystery, with the troupe revealing clues on social media in the run-up to the play.

Tickets to most shows can be found on For more information, go online to