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Samuel French announces winner of its Canadian Playwright Contest

Samuel French announces winner of its Canadian Playwright Contest

Samuel French Announces Winner of Its Canadian Playwright Contest

Congratulations to Jordan Hall for her full-length drama, KAYAK.

In the touching and provacative KAYAK, climate change, S’mores, Noah’s Ark, SUVs and global responsibility are all onstage as suburban housewife Annie Iverson recounts the strange chain of events that stranded her in her son’s old kayak, while confronting her own role in the changing landscape of environmental activism.

Jordan Hall is an emerging artist whose work has been dubbed “stellar, insightful” by Plank Magazine, “thoughtful” by CBC Radio, and “vivid, memorable” by NOW. Jordan’s plays have been produced across the country, most recently at the 2010 Femfest and Summerworks Festivals. A list of works and other information is available at her website,

Samuel French originally established the Canadian Playwrights Competition to encourage awareness and growth of Canadian playwriting. The competition is open to all Canadian playwrights regardless of geographic location. Writers from across Canada are invited to submit their best full-length stage plays that are original and have never been published.

Recent Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest winners include:

      WELFAREWELL by Cat Delaney
      BINGO BABES by Isabel Duarte
      KITCHEN WITCHES by Caroline Smith
      MAPLE LODGE by Colleen Curran
      THAT DARN PLOT by David Belke

Applications for the 2011 Canadian Playwrights Festival will be accepted starting May 1st. For more on next year’s competition, as well as licensing information for KAYAK and other plays, please visit

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