Did you know that theatre doesn't begin when the curtain rises? Theatre begins years before a play opens - before the audience gathers; before directors and actors and sound, light, costume and set designers all come together to collaborate on mounting a production.
Theatre begins in the mind of one person - the playwright; and, driven by passion, hope, fear and longing, theatre is born in both joy and anguish: word by word; page by page; rewrite after rewrite.
Since 1979 the Manitoba Association of Playwrights has been supporting the development of plays and playwrights through a variety of programs and services. The playwright is where theatre begins.
MAP members include established Manitoba dramatists (like Bruce McManus, Maureen Hunter, and Sharon Bajer), emerging playwrights just learning their craft, and writers at all stages of their artistic careers from all across Manitoba. MAP is open to anyone interested in the continuing health of playwriting and the production of new Manitoba plays.
Congratulations to Sydney Hayduk and Justin Otto, recipients of the 2015 Harry Rintoul Award for the Best Manitoba Play in the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, for their play Manic Pixie Dream Girl.
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Congratulations to Katarina Enns, winner of the Cora McKenzie Award for her play Special.
One night only. MAP and CJNU Radio present U-20, a radio play about the sinking of the Lusitania by Winnipeg playwright Gary Jarvis, performed live for a studio audience.
Congratulations to Rick Chafe, winner of the 2015 Chris Johnson Award at the Manitoba Book Awards.
Congratulations to Kevin on receiving the Reg Skene Award for Emerging Theatre Artist at this year's MAP Masquerade.
MAP is associated with the Playwright's Guild of Canada and is a member of the Playwrights Development Centres of Canada. MAP gratefully acknowledges the support or our members and friends, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Foundation, the Winnipeg Arts Council, and ArtsVest.
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