They have now removed the age limit and opened the competition to all emerging playwrights, as long as they have less than five years professional theatrical writing experience. The competition winner will receive a cash award of $3000 and the chance to have their play programmed in Tarragon Theatre’s Play Reading Week. The winner also receives a full year of dramaturgical support from Tarragon Theatre through regular meetings with Tarragon’s literary manager.
This competition is only for Canadian citizens or permanent residents with an original full-length play (minimum 80 minutes) written in English. Only one submission per playwright. The deadline is Friday, April 29, 2011 at 5pm.
As part of our mandate to seek out and nurture new and vital voices, Tarragon Theatre, with the generous
support of RBC Foundation, is pleased to announce the third annual RBC Tarragon Emerging
Playwrights’ Competition. The purpose of this competition is to offer emerging Canadian
playwrights the opportunity to receive financial support to further develop their plays, benefit from
working with artists skilled in new play development, and gain national recognition for their writing.
Emerging Playwrights’ Competition
Now in its third year, the competition has been substantially revamped. Unlike the previous two years, there is no age limit associated with this competition: it is geared towards emerging playwrights, regardless of age, with less than five years professional theatrical writing experience.
We have also added a new component to the prize: The winner of this competition will still receive a cash award of $3000 and the opportunity to showcase their play in Tarragon Theatre’s Play Reading Week. In addition to this, the winner will receive a year’s worth of dramaturgical support from Tarragon Theatre through regular meetings, in person or by phone/Skype, with Tarragon’s literary manager.
All application packages must arrive at Tarragon Theatre by Friday, April 29, 2011 at 5:00 pm.
Please read the Contest Guidelines carefully. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
For more information please contact
Andrew Lamb, Director of Education and Outreach, .
Andrea Romaldi, Literary Manager, .