Calling All High School Playwrights

October 10, 2017 | MAP NewsCompetitions

We want your plays! The Manitoba High School Playwriting Competition is back for its seventeenth year.

The Manitoba Association of Playwrights and Scirocco Drama are holding a search for high school students writing plays. How do you enter the Manitoba High School Playwriting Competition? It’s simple: write a short play of about fifteen or twenty minutes, with a minimum of three characters, and send it to the MAP. A panel of theatre professionals will read them and select five.

Students will work with a dramaturge to rewrite scripts as necessary. The plays will be rehearsed in the spring then produced in June 2018 at the Tom Hendry Theatre (Warehouse Theatre) with votes from the audience taken each night to decide on the winners! The votes will be tallied and the winners announced on the second night of the two evenings presentation.

Download the Rules and Guidelines.

Plays may be sent by regular mail or plays can be emailed to If you want the play returned, please include a self addressed stamped envelope.The entries must be postmarked no later January 12, 2018. Those selected will be notified no later than February 5, 2018. Due to volume, only those selected will be notified.