MAP offers various programs and resources to support playwrights, playwriting, & new play creation in Manitoba.

Open Door

The Open Door is MAP's most popular activity.  MAP dramaturgs, actors, and audience feedback help playwrights develop their works-in-progress.

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The PlayLab

A suite of services provided to professional playwrights and theatre creators.  

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Seminars

Noted playwrights, directors, and dramaturgs explore the art, the craft, and the business of playwriting.

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Dramaturgically Speaking

For those who support the playwrights and theatre creators ...

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Sidney & Margaret Jarvis Playwrights Resource Centre

The Jarvis Centre is MAP's library/archive/and theatre resource centre open to the community.

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Publications

Books and brochures by or about the Manitoba Association of Playwrights.

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Harry S. Rintoul Award

The Harry Rintoul Award recognizes the best Manitoba play at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.

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The Reg Skene Award for Emerging Theatre Artist

An annual award given to an emerging Manitoba playwright, actor, or director.

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The Chris Johnson Award for Best Play by a Manitoba Playwright

A bi-annual award given to the best new play produced or published by a Manitoba Playwright.

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Scirocco Drama Manitoba Highschool Playwriting Contest

The Highschool Playwriting Contest - a panel of judges chooses the best plays written by Manitoba students. Professional playwrights and directors help to stage a performance of the short-listed plays at the MTC Warehouse, and the audience picks a winner.

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Readings / Performances

Occasionally MAP hosts public readings of a new work, or produces staged readings of original work by Manitoba playwrights.

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Rory Runnells Studio

MAP's rehearsal and performance space is available to rent.

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Online Resources

Online resources and links to other playwright organizations and development bodies.

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