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Call for Submissions (Alberta): Fiction at Fifty Playwriting Competition – University of Lethbridge

Call for Submissions (Alberta): Fiction at Fifty Playwriting Competition – University of Lethbridge

FictionAt50Fiction at Fifty
University of Lethbridge Playwriting Competition

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the University of Lethbridge, the University’s Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts is seeking commissioning proposals for a full-length play to be produced in October, 2017 as part of the department’s main season of plays. All playwrights are invited to submit proposals.

A jury will select three proposals from those submitted and each playwright will be offered a $2000 commissioning contract to write a full-length draft within 18 months. A second jury evaluates the three completed drafts and selects the winning play. The winning playwright receives an additional $2000 prize plus travel expenses to attend workshop(s) of the play at the University of Lethbridge as well as royalties when the play is produced.

  • Playwrights must be Canadian citizens or hold permanent resident status. 
  • Playwrights may only submit one commission proposal. 
  • Plays must be full-length, with a minimum running time of 75 minutes and include at least 10 characters. 
  • Plays must be original creations, not adaptations or translations.

All genres are eligible, including Theatre for Young Audiences and musical theatre.

Proposals should describe preliminary ideas about narrative, characters, topic, and/or theme. Playwrights should also attach a CV/resume detailing playwriting and other relevant theatre experience and, if unproduced at a professional theatre, a copy of a previously completed full length plays.

Proposals must be received on or before midnight, March 17, 2014. Emailed submissions are acceptable.

Send proposals to:

University of Lethbridge
Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts
4401 University Drive West
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1K 3M4

Attention: Fiction at Fifty

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Find more details and competition regulations at University of Lethbridge Fiction at Fifty

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