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Prize: $5,000

Funding for the award is generously sponsored by Playwrights Canada Press, Pat the Dog Theatre Creation, Playwrights’ Atlantic Resource Centre, PTC- Playwrights Theatre Centre, Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre, Alberta Playwrights Network and Playwrights Guild of Canada.

Award Submission Guidelines:

  • The playwright must be a full member of Playwrights Guild of Canada in good standing.
  • Be a minimum of 60 minutes in length.
  • The play will have had a premiere production by a professional theatre company between July 1st, 2018 and June 30th, 2019 .
  • Be written in English or be the first Canadian production of a play translated in to English.
  • An original work
  • Permission for any copyrighted material has been obtained
  • Theatre for Young Audiences plays are not accepted. There is a separate award for TYA applications.
  • Adaptations are accepted, but must involve substantial changes in form and/or expression. If the adapted work is not in the public domain, the playwright must include written permission from the original creator.
  • If there is more than one author (including co-writer, composer, etc) all authors must be included on the application form, but only one must be a full member of PGC.
  • If you are submitting a musical, provide a recording of at least 5 different song excerpts.
  • A blind submission is not necessary for this award. The creator’s name should be visible on the script.

The recordings do not need to be professionally recorded (piano & vocals will suffice). This is to give the jury an idea of tone. Each song selection should be under a minute and in .wav format.

Please note: This form cannot accept files larger than 10 MB. If your .wav files are larger than 10MB (and most are) please send via Google Drive to monique@playwrightsguild.ca

Questions? Contact Monique Renaud, Public Relations Manager for Playwrights Guild of Canada at 416-703-0201, or email monique@playwrightsguild.ca

DEADLINE: Complete application forms must be submitted by May 16th 2019 at 11:59pm.

Entry Fee
The entry fee is $21.50 per title entered. No Refunds for incorrect submissions.

The 2019 award submission forms will open on January 16th.

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