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March 19, 2021

Digital New Play Contest

Hosted by Toronto Fringe

Do you have an idea for how to make a digital space come to life? Can you imagine a way to use a digital platform (Zoom, etc.) to bring people together for a live theatrical experience? At a time when so many of us feel isolated, this prize calls for applications that bring people together and push the boundaries of what’s possible online.

Your script should be unique, original, and well-suited to the online environment. You should address how this piece will be performed digitally, live, in real time, on a digital platform of your choice.

What it is: This contest for playwrights guarantees the winner a free spot in the Fringe Primetime series of the 2021 Digital Toronto Fringe Festival, as well as prize money of $2000. The winning script will be offered at least one performance date. Who it’s for: Anyone with a new play that has not been previously produced, in-person or online.

Applications: Are now open and close at noon on March 19, 2021. Shortly after the contest closes, a team of jurors will read the scripts and vote on the winner.

Cost to apply: Pay What You Can. New this year, Fringe has waived the $35 application fee to this contest. Applicants may decide to select a donation level when applying. Funds collected will be used to administer the programs.

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The Toronto Fringe is committed to equality, diversity, and prioritizing accessibility. We warmly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour communities, 2SLGBTQ+ identified persons as well as Deaf, Mad and disability-identified persons.

If you require any accommodations please do not hesitate to contact Suzanne at intern@fringetoronto.com.


Toronto Fringe

100 Broadview Ave, Suite 322, Toronto, ON, M6J 1C5, Canada

Email: general@fringetoronto.com

Toronto Fringe is a grassroots, charitable organization that runs the Toronto Fringe Festival each July, the Next Stage Theatre Festival each January, and various year-round programs that benefit youth, artists, and the theatre community at large. We are a creative match-maker, connecting artists with audiences, and empowering everyone to unleash their inner artist. We create opportunities for both emerging and established artists to produce their work with artistic freedom, while engaging members of the community by making productions as affordable and accessible as possible.