Saturday, April 21, 2012

Call for submissions: Infinithéâtre's Write-On-Q 2012

Infinithéâtre has begun accepting submissions for their Write-On-Q! competition for aspiring and established Québec playwrights. Scripts will be accepted for original, unproduced English or bilingual plays.

The winning play as selected by an industry jury will receive the Pam Dunn Prize which comes with a cash prize of $1,000. The winner and other top selected plays will received a staged reading at Infinithéâtre's annual reading series The Pipeline, which takes place in December over several nights.

Last year's winner of the Write-On-Q! script writing competition was Alyson Grant, for her play Trench Patterns. The jury awarded a runner-up prize to Mike Czuba and he received $500 prize for his play Reprise.

The deadline for submissions is September 4th, 2012.



Every year Infinithéâtre looks for innovative, challenging and exciting new works by Québec playwrights. A jury of professionals chooses the winner of the Pam Dunn Prize ($1,000) from plays submitted before the September deadline.

The winning script, as well as two or three additional plays, comprise the line-up of the annual reading series, The Pipeline, an animated weekend of free public play readings. Infinithéâtre takes its cue from the audience at talkbacks following each event, an open forum with the playwrights 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 deadline for next year's Write-On-Q! is September 4th, 2012.

Send your script, cover letter and CV to:
∞ Write-On-Q! c/o Infinithéâtre 5413 boul. St-Laurent, #302, Montreal, QC H2T 1S5
∞ Electronic scripts will not be considered

Past Successes
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 - Best Text.
Ms Lavoie won the esteemed Revelation MECCA that year as well.

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