Year of Entertainment raffle


The APN Board of Directors are in the beginning stages of developing a large annual fundraiser. The “Year of Entertainment” raffle is going to be one of the largest undertakings the APN board has taken on. There will be two raffles: Northern Alberta and Southern Alberta. Our goal is to collect donated experiences from Alberta businesses such as, breweries, theatres, entertainment providers and outdoor adventures to build one year’s worth of fun for one lucky winner in Northern Alberta and one lucky winner in Southern Alberta. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to maintaining and expanding APN’s current programming. This is an ambitious, but exciting challenge and we are looking for your help!

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53rd annual Alberta Playwriting competition

presented in association with theatre alberta

One of the longest running playwriting competitions of its kind in Canada, returns for its 53rd year. Featuring a $5000.00 cash prize for the best unproduced play by an Alberta writer. Competition opens for submissions on March 1/2019.

For rules & regulations and submission

guidelines click here

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YOUth Riot 2019 is supported by a generous gift from the B Family Fund at the Calgary Foundation.

YOUth Riot 2019 is supported by a generous gift from the B Family Fund at the Calgary Foundation.

SUBMISSION CALL for Youthriot 2019!

Deadline: FEbruary 25, 2019

Queer art. Queer space. Queer you.

Alberta Playwrights’ Network’s YOUth Riot – now in its fifth year – is a FREE opportunity for Calgary’s Queer youth to raise their voice and share their stories!

Over the course of 10 weeks, Alberta Playwrights’ Network and guest artists will facilitate a creative writing program for Queer youth, helping them learn skills, meet other queer youth, create, imagine, inspire. This is YOUth Riot.

YOUth Riot finishes with a public festival of short pieces created by the participants by and staged by professional actors and directors from the theatre community.

We want to hear your story.

●      14 - 21 year olds across Calgary are encouraged to apply for this free 10-week program where you will learn tools and skills from professionals in the Calgary arts community to help develop your own story and voice. 

For more information and to apply:


Registration is now open

Musical Theatre Creation with Bob Martin & Lisa Lambert

March 1 - 3, 2019

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Application Deadline - January 23, 2019

Theatre AlbertaAlberta Playwrights’ Network, and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity are pleased to offer this intensive workshop on new musical theatre creation as part of the Workshops by Request: Rocky Mountain Series. Instructors Bob Martin and Lisa Lambert are the creators of the award-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone. Participants in this workshop will learn methods and practice skills for developing original musicals. Topics will include the relationship between book writer and lyricist, the importance of identifying and embracing a personal approach, and original work vs. adaptations (and the challenges each pose). This workshop is for experienced playwrights and theatre creators with a strong interest in musical theatre creation. Individual artists, as well as those working as part of a writing team, are welcome to apply. Songwriting experience is an asset but not a requirement. Participants are asked to bring work-in-progress material to discuss in the class and to present to the instructors for feedback. Material may include written work, concepts, or ideas for a new musicals.

Tuition: $375

Accommodation: Private Room $65/night - Shared Room $35/night

Meals: $41/person/day

Total: ranges from $575 to $800 depending on arrival date and choice of accommodation. These prices are approximate, and are subject to change. An additional fee of $100 will be charged to participants residing outside of Alberta.

For more details and to register



Alberta Playwrights' Network is ready to move your play to the next level.


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