Where Theatre Begins

MAP is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing excellence in Manitoba playwriting and championing Manitoba playwrights and plays.

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Manitoba Association of Playwrights

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 Membership

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.

Membership Pricing

  • Regular Membership$50/year
  • Student Membership$25/year

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Latest

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    Beyond the Premiere II

    April 9, 2014.  Part 2 of Ken Cameron's 2012 workshop for playwrights on appealing to the hearts, minds, and pocketbooks of Artistic Directors and getting that second production (or first)

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    Sunday Drama in Brandon

    An afternoon of dramatic readings and workshops featuring Winnipeg playwrights Mike Bell, Andrew Lizotte, and Ellen Peterson, and Brandon playwrights Kirsty Cameron, Dylan Keogh, and Bob Macumber, on Sunday, March 23 at 2pm in Rm 104, Clark Hall, University of Brandon.

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    High School Playwriting Competition

    Mark your calendars.  On May 29 and 30, the five finalist plays in the 2014 Scirocco Drama High School Playwriting Competition will be performed at the Tom Hendry Theatre (MTC Warehouse).  Featuring plays by Richelle Burchill, Isabella Fiorentino, Keira Hasenack, Sarah Luby, and Marcus Schneider.

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    Welcome to MAP's new website!

    Featuring a searchable database of MAP playwrights and Manitoba plays.  Let us know what you think of the new look.

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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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