53rd Annual Alberta Playwriting Competition

Shortlist Announcement

Presented by APN in association with Theatre Alberta.

Presented by APN in association with Theatre Alberta.

The jury for the 2019 edition of the Annual Alberta Playwriting Competition read 43 submissions and selected the following plays to the 2019 Shortlist.

The 2019 Alberta Playwriting Competition Shortlist:

(Alphabetical by Playwright Last Name)

Kit and Joe by Jessy Ardern (Edmonton)

The Green Line by Makram Ayache (Edmonton)

WROL  by Michaela Jeffery (Calgary)

Boom Baby by Natalie Meisner (Calgary)

The Miracle Queen by Andrew Torry (Calgary)

Velvet Revolution by David van Belle (Edmonton)

There were many more plays that were recognized from the submissions and the three-person jury commented on the incredibly rich pool of talented voices creating theatre in this province.

The recipient of the Grand Prize, as well as the Novitiate Prize will be announced in Calgary on July 24th, 2019 at the Betty Mitchell Awards and posted immediately on Twitter - @APNPlaywrights


Year of Entertainment raffle

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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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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.


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