wildfire

The Major Matt Mason Collective in association with Sage Theatre presents

The Wildfire National Playwriting Competition

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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?

Read through our guidelines HERE
Download an application form HERE
And email your play with a filled out application form to mmmtheatrecollective@gmail.com
Scripts must be received no later than 11:59 PM on April 1, 2019

Good luck and lots of love!
-MMMC

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 Katie 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