A promo image for the Fringe New Play Prize calls for applications, featuring photos of the winners of past Fringe New Play Prizes. Top left: Sara Vickruk and Anais West; Top right: Zahida Rahemtulla; Bottom left: Lili Robinson; Bottom right: jk jk (aka khattieQ and Jenny Larson-Quiñones)

Calling all theatre artists and playwrights! PTC and the Vancouver Fringe Festival are seeking their eleventh winner in this newly re-vamped Fringe New Play Prize. Be sure to apply before the end of this month.

Over an eighteen-month period, PTC will collaborate with the selected theatre artist or artistic team in an extensive development process for their new play or theatre creation, which includes: $15,000 worth of dramaturgy and production support, a residency space during the 2023 Fringe AND a presentation for the 2024 Fringe Festival. 

The program offers:

– Eighteen months of dramaturgy with PTC Dramaturg, Davey Samuel Calderon

– Some free creation and rehearsal space

– Production mentorship for emerging writer-producers or producing teams (including grant writing workshop, production plan development and fundraising support etc)

– A residency spot at the 2023 Fringe, including a public reading

– A free and guaranteed space on the Fringe Mainstage, September 2024

All production costs are the responsibility of the prize winner.

Applications are until January 30, 2023. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply on the FNPP page!

Have a specific question before applying?

Contact Davey Calderon – davey[at]