Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Call for submissions: Infinithéâtre’s "Write-On-Q" playwriting contest

Infinitheatre’s Write-on-Q!
Call for Submissions

Infinithéâtre is looking for innovative, challenging and exciting new works by Québec playwrights. Submissions are accepted in the summer for original, unproduced English or bilingual scripts. The winning play will be selected by a jury of noted Montréal writers and theatre artists and will be awarded The Pam Dunn Prize: $1,000 plus a public reading in The Pipeline reading series. This year playwright, translator and dramaturge Maureen Labonté (head jurist for the prestigious Siminovitch Prize three years running), joins Infinithéâtre’s panel of judges for the first time.

The winning script, as well as two additional plays selected by the jury, will comprise the line-up of the 2011 reading series, The Pipeline, an annual weekend of free public play readings. Infinithéâtre takes its cue from the audience at talkbacks following each event, an open forum with the playwright and actors that provides valuable feedback for future programming and script rewrites.

Infinithéâtre’s 2009-10 season consisted entirely of “Write-On-Q” submissions! 


  • The Elephant Song by Nicholas Billon premiered at the Stratford Festival
  • GAS by Jason Maghanoy premiered with Infinithéâtre in 2008, was remounted in Toronto (2009) and later translated for a 2010 Japanese production in Tokyo
  • Blessed Are They by Bruce M. Smith premiered with Infinithéâtre and won two MECCAs (Montreal English Critics Circle Awards) in 2009 for Best Production and Best Actor 
  • Rabbit Rabbit by Amy Lee Lavoie tied for the 2010 MECCA for Best Text and Ms Lavoie won the esteemed Revelation MECCA that year as well
Deadline: Sept. 6, 2011

How to submit: 

Send your script, cover letter and CV to:
c/o Infinithéâtre
5413, boul. S-Laurent, #302
H2T 1S5


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