Since 1970, Tarragon Theatre has been a leader in the development of new Canadian plays, introducing theatre audiences to talented home-grown playwrights, and contributing countless plays to the Canadian canon. As part of our mandate to seek out and nurture new and vital voices, Tarragon Theatre, with the generous support of RBC Foundation, is pleased to announce our inaugural Under 30 National Playwriting Competition. The purpose of this competition is to offer Canadian playwrights under the age of 30 the opportunity to receive financial support to further develop their play, benefit from working with artists skilled in new play development, and gain national recognition for their writing. The winner of this competition will receive a cash award of $3,000, and the opportunity to participate in Tarragon’s annual Play Reading Week in 2009.
All application packages must arrive at Tarragon Theatre by Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 5:00 pm.
Please read the Contest Guidelines carefully. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
TAPA members receive major discounts and a FREE copy of the published script* for the Premiere of TALKING MASKS by Adam Seelig. Walmer Centre Theatre, 188 Lowther, Tue-Sat 8pm, running until November 28, 2009 (www.OneLittleGoat.org).
Tickets are only $12 for CAEA members (regular $20); and only $15 in the final week (regular $23). Call 416.915.0201 (no service charge!); or purchase at the theatre before performances. (*Free books while supplies last.)
Starring Richard Harte, Jane Miller, Andrew Moodie, Cathy Murphy. Stage Managed by Wendy Lee. Written & Directed by Adam Seelig.
TALKING MASKS involves a son, two mothers and an absent father who, in exploring the intertwined fates of their family, fuse two of the world’s most enduring myths: the tragedy of Oedipus, and the harrowing tale of half-brothers Isaac and Ishmael. What unfolds is a wild progression of rapid-fire interactions that expose as much as they mask about the “charactors”. The play is written and directed by Adam Seelig, whose “Antigone:Insurgency” was a top production of 2007 in NOW.
Tix and info: 416.915.0201, www.OneLittleGoat.org