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.
The Reg Skene Award is presented to a promising playwright, actor, and director in a three-year cycle. In 2017 the award is for Playwrights.
Congratulations to Wren Brian, recipient of the the award for best new Manitoba play at the Winnipeg Fringe.
And the winner of the 2017 High School Playwriting Competition is...
Brian Drader named new Executive Director of the Manitoba Association of Playwrights
The Manitoba Association of Playwrights is pleased to announce that nationally recognized playwright, dramaturg and advocate for Canadian playwriting Brian Drader will be its next Executive Director.
After 34 years at the helm of the Manitoba Association of Playwrights, Artistic Director Rory Runnells is stepping down.
The Winnipeg Foundation Agency (Endowment) Funds provide organizations with an annual source of income that helps them offer their programs and services that benefit our community. For charitable organizations, securing financial support can be an on-going challenge. Agency Funds provide some financial stability, enabling staff to plan for the future. All gifts to your Agency Fund of choice are pooled and permanently invested at The Winnipeg Foundation to provide a stable, annual revenue stream for your charitable organization.
The Manitoba Association of Playwrights Agency Fund can be found at MAP's Profile Page
Thank-you for your continued support.
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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