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January 26, 2023

Call for Registration: 24-HOUR PLAYWRITING CONTEST 2023

Hosted by Toronto Fringe

Welcome back to the 24-Hour Playwriting Contest – with some updates! This year the contest returns, in January and online. On the morning of the contest, participants will receive instructions including four elements to include in their script. 

The writing period starts at 9:00am on Saturday, January 28th and finishes at 5:00pm on Sunday, January 29th, 2023. In order to encourage rest and breaks, we are giving 8 extra hours for the contest this year.

The prize for the selected winner will be a $1000 bursary, and the opportunity to meet with a dramturg or director to consult with about their work, thanks to the generous support of the Tony and Pat Adams Freedom Fund for the Arts. 

Registration for the contest costs $10. REGISTER HERE.

Deadline to register: Thursday, January 26th, 2023 at 12:00 pm EST.


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 Lucy McPhee 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.