March 19, 2021
Digital Adams Prize for Musical Theatre
Hosted by Toronto Fringe
Singing and Zoom – they don’t always go well together. But what if they could? What if you’re the person to solve this riddle? We want to hear from the aspiring Lin Manuel Mirandas in our community and pose the challenge: can a musical thrive on a digital platform?
We encourage artists to submit scripts for musicals that can be performed live, online. You may use the application form to tell us more about how you would pull this off and you may propose the online platform that works best for you. However, we will also consider innovative proposals for pre-recorded pieces.
What it is: This contest for composers/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 $3000. The winning script will be offered at least one performance date.
Who it’s for: Anyone with a new musical 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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