ANNUAL COMPETITION: WRITE-ON-Q!
Infinithéâtre organizes a Québec playwriting competition every year, with a submission deadline of the first Tuesday after Labour Day. Infinithéâtre receives many innovative and exciting new plays from a lot of talented playwrights across Québec and a jury of professionals decide on the top three scripts. The first place winner receives the "The Kevin" prize of $3,000, named after Infinithéâtre board member and great supporter, Kevin Tierney. The second and third place winners receive cash prizes of $1,500 and $500 respectively.
Terry Tierney and Gerry Lipnowski, President of the Infinithéâtre Board of Directors, present the 2019 WOQ! "Kevin" Award, named after Infinithéâtre board member and great supporter, Kevin Tierney, to playwright Oren Safdie.
WINNERS OF THE 2019 WRITE-ON-Q! PLAYWRITING COMPETITION
1st Place "The Kevin" Prize Winner ($3000) - Colour Blind by Oren Safdie
2nd Place ($1500) - Divide and Rule by Vishesh Abeyratne
The winning script, as well as two or three additional plays, comprise the line-up of the annual reading series, The Pipeline, which is an animated weekend of free public play readings. After each Pipeline reading, Infinithéâtre takes its cue from the audience at talk-backs involving the actors and the playwright. These discussions provide valuable feedback for future programming and script rewrites.
While the 2019 WOQ! deadline has already passed, it's never to early to work on sharpening your skills and get a head start on next year's edition of Write-On-Q!
2020 WRITE-ON-Q! DEADLINE: Tuesday September 8th 2020.
We can’t wait to read your play!
Don't hesitate to call (514) 987-1774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
PLAY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: (PDF here)
Plays developed by Infinithéâtre have been performed in and around Montreal, Stratford (ON), New York, Tokyo, Cairo, Toronto and in Ottawa at the NAC!
Some past successes include:
Conversion by Alyson Grant, premiered with Infinithéâtre February 2018.
Honesty Rents by the Hour by Michael Milech, Directed by Matt Jacobs, premiered in 2016 in the Montréal Fringe Festival, won Best English Text and was remounted with Infinithéâtre in 2017.
Progress! by Alyson Grant, premiered with Infinithéâtre October 2015.
Unseamly by Oren Safdie, premiered with Infinithéâtre February 2014.
Trench Patterns by Alyson Grant, premiered with Infinithéâtre 2012.
The Elephant Song by Nicholas Billon premiered at the Stratford Festival.
GAS by Jason Maghanoy premiered with Infinithéâtre in 2008, was remounted in Toronto (2009) and later translated for a 2010 Japanese production in Tokyo.
Blessed Are They by Bruce M. Smith premiered with Infinithéâtre and won two MECCAs (Montreal English Critics Circle Awards) in 2009 for Best Production and Best Actor.
Rabbit Rabbit by Amy Lee Lavoie tied for the 2010 MECCA - Best Text. Ms. Lavoie won the esteemed Revelation MECCA that year as well.
Father land by Arthur Holden, winner in 2008, premiered with Infinithéâtre in 2010.