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Calls for Artists

Toronto Fringe

The Adams Prize for Musical Theatre
Deadline: October 15, 2019 at noon

Sponsored by the Pat and Tony Adams Freedom Fund for the Arts, this is a contest for composers/playwrights that guarantees the winner a free spot in the 2020 Toronto Fringe Festival, as well as provides a bursary of $3,500. Cost to apply: $35 reading fee.

The New Play Contest
Deadline: October 15, 2019 at noon

This is a contest for playwrights that guarantees the winner a free spot in the 2020 Toronto Fringe Festival, as well as a bursary for first, second, and third place. The 2020 New Play Contest is sponsored by the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation. Cost to apply: $35 reading fee.

The 24 Hour Playwriting Contest
Deadline: October 15, 2019 at noon

This contest challenges writers to create a new play in 24 hours starting at 5pm on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Cost to apply: $35 reading fee. Mark your calendars! NEW THIS YEAR, the winner receives:

  • A cash prize.
  • A staged reading with a professional director and actors that will happen during the 2020 Next Stage Theatre Festival
  • The winning play will be offered a free, 7-performance production slot in 2020 Toronto Fringe, much like the New Play Contest. (Note: The Toronto Fringe will not be responsible for the production in Fringe 2020 – the winning playwright will become the producer of the show. Accepting the slot in the 2020 Fringe Festival is not mandatory.)

More information and how to apply