The Major Matt Mason Collective in association with Sage Theatre presents
The Wildfire National Playwriting Competition
What is it?
We want to read awesome plays by young Canadian playwrights and we are willing to offer cash money!
We are looking for playwrights 30 years of age or under to submit fresh, young scripts that embrace risk, grit and evocation.
The two winning scripts selected by our jury will receive a cash prize and a staged reading at Sage Theatre's IGNITE! Festival.
What kind of cash prize?
This year, if we make our fundraising goal, we will be awarding our grand prize will be $750 with a runner up prize of $350.
Why do this competition?
We are a scrappy little company that believes the conversation between young theatre artists is vital in order for fresh, exciting theatre to continue in this country. Over the three years the competition has run we have been able to award over $3,500 to young playwrights across the country as well as stage five workshop readings of winning plays. All three years of these awards have been solely funded by house parties, online crowd sourcing, and the support of the Sage Theatre. Thank you to everyone who has helped support Wildfire over the years, we quite literally couldn't do it without you.
It is super important to us that we keep this competition free for all applicants. If you would like to support this competition and help keep it accessible, donate HERE
Okay! How do I apply?
Applications for Wildfire 2019 are closed. Winners will be announced in late May with readings in mid June. Thanks to everyone who submitted this year!
Here's a list of our previous winners:
2017 First Place David Gagnon Walker - Gobbledygobbledygook Second Place Frances Koncan - zahgidiwin/love
2016 First Place Mx Sly - Serenity Wild Second Place Chelsea Woolley - The Exhibition of Extraordinary Oddities and Living Freaks
2015 First Place Elena Eli Belyea - Cleave Second Place Michaela Jeffery - Always