Thanks to sponsorship by the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation, we can run our annual New Play Contest. This is a juried competition which takes place every fall. Playwrights submit their play anonymously, so their work will be solely judged by what is on the page, allowing an even playing field for any writer to get their chance at a production. The winner receives a free spot in the upcoming Fringe Festival, as well as a bursary to support their work. The Fringe New Play Contest is the “hit-maker” of the Fringe theatre scene. Responsible for launching the careers of artists like Ins Choi and Kat Sandler, the New Play Contest gives an emerging artist the chance to have their work presented at the Fringe Festival for free – one of the only ways to circumvent the lottery process. The winner of the contest is offered:
• A bursary of $2000
• Free entry into the festival
• Free advertising opportunities in the Fringe Program
• Extra promotional opportunities
AMDF supports arts-based activities that give support local artists and show the positive impact art, especially theatre can have.
Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation.