Downstage and the Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary are proud to announce the sixth annual Uprising National Playwriting Competition: Peace, Politics and Society. This competition celebrates playwrights whose work dynamically engages with social and political issues and/or promotes peace, social justice and human rights.
Founded in 2006, the Canadian Peace Play Competition awarded prizes to three playwrights from across the country, before partnering with Downstage in 2009 to become the Uprising National Playwriting Competition. In addition to the competition, Downstage reviews all submitted work in order to gain exposure to new politically and socially-engaged material for consideration for their future seasons.
Submissions must be received by September 29, 2014 in order to be considered for this year’s competition.
The Uprising National Playwriting Competition invites stimulating new works which explore socially and politically charged themes and/or promote peace, justice and human rights.
1st Place Award: $1000, and a public staged reading Friday, December 12, 2014. Included will be a two-day workshop prior to the reading as well as reimbursement of the playwright for travel costs to and from Calgary.
2nd Place Award: $250