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December 31, 2017 - Theatre In the Raw's 10th Biennial 2016-2017 Playwriting Contest has closed

- winners to be announced June 2018

here yeeeeee...!Thank you to all that participated in the contest. We are reading through the dozens of submissions. Congratulations to everyone who particpated in this or any of our previous contests over the years. Once again, we were very impressed with the originality and diversity of the scripts as well as the quality of writing. Thank you all for your creative input. It is important.

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Theatre In the Raw Presents: THE THREEPENNY OPERA

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Thank you to all who came out to the successful run of the Brecht and Weill play!

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11th Biennial One-Act Playwriting Contest 2018/2019

The 10th Contest is being adjudicated - winners to be announced June 2018

The 9th Biennial Contest Winners >>

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We're looking for the best, new and fresh One-Act plays never before performed or published. (Plays may have been previously workshopped).

We particularly look forward to plays submitted on themes of cultural/social diversity!

Philomena by P. Foley
by Patrick Foley
Guidelines, Entry Rules and Fee:
Plays not submitted via ALL Guideline/Entry Rules and/or without the entry fee(s) will be returned - not read.
All One-Act Play Submissions must be:

• An original One-Act play (comedy, tragedy, drama or radio play), unpublished and unproduced. (Plays can be previously workshopped). PLEASE DO NOT SEND US 2-ACT PLAYS - This is a One-Act Play Contest.

No longer than 25 double-spaced typed pages equal to 30 minutes, with no more than 6 characters, presented in proper stage-play format, and scripts MUST have page numbers. (Please include a SASE (with your present/current contact address) for return of script. Send copies only of script. NO original manuscripts.)

There is an entry fee of $25 for each one-act submitted to Theatre In the Raw. (For two plays: $45 - For three plays: $70 - For four plays: $90) (FEES ARE IN CANADIAN FUNDS, FOR U.S. & FOREIGN ENTRIES, PLEASE SEND USD CHEQUE OR INTERNATIONAL MONEY ORDER)

Please make cheques/money orders payable to "Theatre In the Raw", bearing the submission date and NAME OF PLAY ENTRY and AUTHOR on cheque memo line.

(Note: Plays without the entry fee cheque or funds will be returned unread.)

(Sorry, NO EMAIL SUBMISSIONS will be accepted! - Plays must be submitted in hard copy with numbered pages)

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Mail Submissions to:

Theatre In the Raw Society
Artistic Director/One Act Play Contest
3521 Marshall Street
Vancouver, BC V5N 4S2 Canada

(Please make entry fee cheques/money order payable to "Theatre In the Raw Society")

Questions? Tel: 604-708-5448

Deadline for Entries:

All Entries must be mailed and postmarked no later than December 31, 2019

The Winners Will Receive:

First Prize: A $200 cash prize. At least one dramatic reading or staging of the play at a Theatre In the Raw cafe/venue or as part of a mini-tour program for the One-Act Play Series Nights.
Second Prize: A $100 cash prize.
Third Prize: A $75 cash prize.
Honorable Mentions: No cash prize, but constructive critique returned with note of appreciation.
Social Issue Plays Recognition: No cash prize, but constructive critique returned with note of appreciation.

- Winners will be announced June 30, 2020

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*Theatre In the Raw reserves the right to suggest changes, workshop and play-edit scripts, pending approval of the playwright, before production, reading, or presentation. The author agrees to consider these changes and no changes will be made without explicit prior approval of the author and mutual agreement with TITR. Any such changes become the sole and exclusive property of the Author without lien, claim, or encumbrance.

**No plays will be considered where there has been any fees previously paid for performance(s) and... please no more than 3-4 plays submitted per playwright. This will be strictly adhered to.

***Contest entry fees and winning prizes in Canadian Funds. Sorry, NO EMAIL SUBMISSIONS will be accepted!

****If a winning One-Act is staged by Theatre In the Raw, we would very much appreciate being mentioned for the production in future play programs.

Final Deadline for Entries:
- All Entries must be mailed and postmarked
no later than December 31, 2019

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The Winners of the 9th Biennial Contest:
First Choice
Perogies for Breakfast by Murray Mellny'chuk Mason
Second Choice:
Surrender by Kuei-ming Lin
Third Choice:
Waiting for the Godots by Robin Schlaht

In the Blink of an Eye by Audrey Thivierge
The Queen of Sheba by Paul Manuel Kane
The Recommendation by Thomas Johnson
Tomorrow by zi paris

Social Issues
Play Recognition:

Constitutional Crazy Guy by Edward Chern
In Re: Radding v Glazzer by Steve Karp
The Gatekeeper's Reckoning by Enrique R. Carrasco

Youth Theatre:  

Once Round the Circle by Shanan Estreicher

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Our 2017 IssueClick here to download our latest newsletter...
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alt.theatre... Cultural diversity and the stage...We're featured in alt.theatre Magazine!

A beautiful layout and article in the March 2010 edition of art.theatre magazine features a story about our successful production of Bruce - The Musical by Bob Sarti, Music by Bill Sample and Earle Peach.

Written by Sarah Banting, a doctoral candidate at UBC, considers the success of Bruce - The Musical's aim to bridge the communities of Vancouver's West and East Sides.

Download and read a scanned pdf of the 8 page article here >>

Click here to visit our "Bruce - The Musical Archives page >>

Playwrights Guild of Canada...We're in CanPlay!
We are thrilled and honoured to have an article written about us in CanPlay - the Playwrights Guild of Canada Magazine by Gail Nyoka - The article is in their issue: Spring 2009, Issue 2, Volume 25... Enjoy and thank you Gail!

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