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Call for Submissions (National): RBC Emerging Playwright Award – Playwrights Guild of Canada

Call for Submissions (National): RBC Emerging Playwright Award – Playwrights Guild of Canada

Playwrights Guild of CanadaNew Voices Wanted! Applications Now Open for 2016 Tom Hendry Awards. 

RBC Emerging Playwright Award

PRIZE: $2000, plus $1000 for a Mentorship with a playwright of YOUR choice from PGC’s roster (generously sponsored by RBC Emerging Artists Fund).

PLEASE NOTE: All scripts are read blind. Please remove the playwright’s/creator’s name(s) from the script. Scripts submitted with creator’s names will not be accepted into the competition.

To apply online, please click here.

A Play submission must fit within the following guidelines:

  • Submissions are open for any Supporting or Student member of Playwrights Guild of Canada in good standing who have never had a professional production and have never been full members of PGC.
  • The playwright (and the play) must not yet have had a professional production.
    The play could have been workshopped, but it hasn’t had a professional production. If it has been produced during the Fringe it is still considered eligible. Please contact PGC for plays that have been selected for further production (i.e. Toronto Fringe’s Next Stage Festival) or juried festivals such as SummerWorks.
  • Be a minimum of 60 minutes in length
  • Be written in English or be the first Canadian production of a play translated into English. Please note: If the winning play is an English translation, the playwright and translator will split the award evenly.
  • Theatre for Young Audience plays will be accepted.
  • An original work.
  • Permission for any copyrighted material has been obtained.
  • 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.
  • Plays that were submitted to the 2015 Award program are ineligible unless substantial changes have been made.

QUESTIONS? Contact Monique Renaud, Marketing Coordinator for Playwrights Guild of Canada at 416-703-0201, or by email

ENTRY FEE: The entry fee is $21.50 per title entered. Please pay through credit card on Paypal. No Refunds for incorrect submissions.

DEADLINE: Complete application forms must be submitted by May 16, 2016 at 11:59pm.

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