Theatre BC Provincial Playwriting Competition

After suspending its national playwriting competition in 2010, Theatre BC is delighted to announce its rebirth in the form of an annual British Columbia playwriting competition. Theatre BC had conducted its national playwriting competition for over 20 years prior to its suspension.

“The national playwriting competition was one of our most popular programs and one that we fully supported as an organization,” says Randy Poulis, vice-president of operations. “Now it’s back but we’ve chosen to focus on the playwrights of British Columbia.”

As well as plays by British Columbian authors, the competition also encourages submissions by aboriginal and youth authors from across the province.

Theatre BC has been a parent organization for community theatre across the province since 1932. It annually hosts Mainstage – a competition amongst community theatre companies each July. Mainstage, this year held in Kamloops, is the largest provincial theatre festival of its kind in Canada.

The Provincial Playwriting Competition is open to original scripts of drama or comedy, either full-length or one-act. Deadline for entry is December 31. Independent jurors will decide upon winners in each category with a prize of $1,000 awarded for the chosen full-length, $750 for the one-act, and $500 for a script of special merit.

Please contact Don for more information.

Don Rampone
Theatre BC – Okanagan Zone
Cell: 863-6643

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