Calling All High School Playwrights

September 20, 2021 | MAP NewsCompetitions

We want your plays! The Scirocco Drama Manitoba High School Playwriting Program is back for its 22nd year

The Manitoba Association of Playwrights (MAP) and Scirocco Drama are once again searching for high school students who are writing plays.  How do you enter the Manitoba High School Playwriting Program?  It's simple!  Write a short play of about 15 to 30 minutes in length, with a minimum of two characters, and send it to MAP.  A panel of theatre professionals will select the successful applicants for this free program.  And then the fun begins!

Each playwright will work with a professional dramaturg (a playwright’s best friend and help mate!) in a safe and supportive environment to develop their plays. The playwrights will have the opportunity to hear their plays read (either in person or on a digital platform) by acting students, to help guide their re-writes, and there will be a final presentation (either in person or on a digital platform) where the playwrights can share their work with friends and family. This is an excellent opportunity to experience a professionally guided play development process, to work with actors, and to see your story come to life!

Application Rules & Guidelines

Plays may be sent by regular mail or be emailed to  The entries must be postmarked (if mailed) or received (if emailed) no later than Friday, January 14th, 2022.

The selected applicants will be contacted by Friday, February 11th, 2022.   

Happy writing!


Scirocco Drama