2016 Alberta playwriting competition
produced in association with Theatre Alberta.
The shortlist of plays for the Grand Prize of the 50th Annual Alberta Playwriting Competition were announced on Monday, June 27 at the Sterling Awards in Edmonton.
And they are (in alphabetical order by playwright)
Cleave by Elena Belyea (Edmonton)
Irma Voth by Chris Craddock (Edmonton)
Benefit by Matthew MacKenzie (Edmonton)
Matara by Conni Massing (Edmonton)
The recipient of the Grand Prize will be announced on August 22 at the Betty Mitchell Awards in Calgary.
Keep your eyes on our website as the shortlisted plays will be available for reading in the coming weeks.
For the month of June CanadaHelps is running The Great Canadian Giving Challenge. Every dollar donated to our organization through their organization qualifies APN to win $10,000.
Your support in 2015 helped us:
- provide dramaturgical assistance to 28 plays and playwrights through ACT ONE.
- provide 11 playwrights & 15 plays workshops through WORDSHED.
- expose audiences to 13 new Alberta plays through SCRIPT SALON.
- produce the 49th Annual Alberta Playwriting Competition.
- host a workshop on Writing Musical Theatre w. Joe Slabe.
- provide mentorship and career development to 8 emerging playwrights.
- provide prizes for Outstanding New Play to the Alberta Drama Festival Association.
- develop a host of Alberta voices, writing Alberta stories.
At APN we understand the financial challenges we are all facing and there are those who are in greater need than us. But you can be assured that every dollar donated to APN will be utilized to continue to provide you with the high-quality programming you have come to expect.
Thank you Phyllis Heltay, Jain Kurany & Val Lieske for your generous donations!!!
APN OFFERS PROGRAMMING FOR ALL LEVELS OF PLAYWRIGHT, FROM NOVICE TO PROFESSIONAL.
INSTRUCTION. ONE-ON-ONE PLAY DEVELOPMENT. MENTORSHIP. ADVOCACY. WORKSHOPS.
APN is ready to get your play to the places you want, are you?
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to all those affected by these devastating wildfires.
While the immediate danger has passed, it will be many years before the community is back on its feet. To assist the community, Alberta Playwrights' Network has made a donation of $1 per member of our organization on behalf of you all.
If you wish to donate please donate through the Red Cross of Canada.
ATB Financial will match your donation by 15%.
It is apn's 30th Birthday this year and in celebration of this our members and supporters donated to APN.
We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to those who have donated so far:
Alan MacFadyen Aldona Jaworska
Brian D Edwards
Cheryl Foggo & Clem Martini
David Sklar Deborah Ferguson & Douglas Rix Doug McKeag
Karen Ball Karie Johnston
Kelly McClung Ken Cameron Keri Mitchell
Linda Wood Edwards
Neil Fleming Nicole Moeller
Paul Sacco Phyllis Heltay Robert White
Roberta Mauer Phillips
Sharon Pollock Simon Mallett
Stephen Hunt Susan de St Jorre
Tanya Ryga Tracy Carroll
Wilf Vielguth William Fleming